“Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
The lyrics of “Thinking Out Loud” see Ed Sheeran talking about loving his partner against all odds. While questioning if his lover’s affection for him will fade over time, he promises that he will love her till their as old as seventy, and maintain his zeal like a twenty-three-year-old in love.
The singer goes on to use several gestures to describe how he wants his significant other to act when they are together, constantly assuring her that his love will stand the test of time. For him, his feelings for her will never fade even if his body and physical strength grow weak by the day. In the second verse, the writer becomes more confident that his partner will return the affection and love him the same.
He admits that like many relationships, they will make their own mistakes, but the essential thing is to survive them all and grow stronger in their commitment towards one another. As the title implies, these may be the thoughts running through his head constantly but he vocalizes them just to assure his partner that the kind of love they have is real and will last.
Thinking Out Loud illustrates a long-lasting kind of romantic love between two people which can stand the test of time and other external influences.
Facts about “Thinking Out Loud”
Ed Sheeran officially unveiled this song on September 2014. It was the third single to be released from the artiste’s 2014 album known as “×”.
Sheeran co-wrote the song alongside Amy Wadge. It’s production was done by Jake Gosling with background vocals provided by Harry Styles. Yes, the Styles of One Direction fame!
Upon its release, the song became very popular, especially in the United Kingdom and the U.S. For example, it succeeded in reaching number one on the official UK Singles chart. In Canada and the United States, it peaked at number two.
In addition to its massive success on the global charts, the song won multiple Grammy Awards at the 2016 Grammys. It won in the following categories:
- “Best Pop Solo Performance”
- “Song of the Year”
At the same event, the song was named among the possible winners of the “Record of the Year” award.
Throughout the years, the singer has performed this track at a number of events like “The X Factor” and even the 2015 Grammys.
In 2016, relatives of the late American songwriter, Ed Townsend, sued Sheeran for allegedly plagiarizing a portion of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” song, but the suit was later dismissed. Two years later, owners of the aforementioned song, again filed a lawsuit and demanded $100m in damages.
Despite its controversies, the song have received lots of positive reviews from many pundits.