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Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You (Official Music Video)

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Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You (Official Music Video)

According to Sheeran, Steve Mac started the songwriting session by playing the opening notes of the song on the keyboard. Sheeran then joined in, adding percussion by tapping on the guitar, layering it onto the track. On the writing of the song, he said that he tried to keep the music "more stripped" instead of something more elaborate: "I'm an acoustic artist, first and foremost. And when I play live, I can't replicate these things, I haven't got all the other musicians." Sheeran said he wanted an R&B feel to the song, therefore he adjusted the original tune, adding an interpolation of "No Scrubs" onto part of the melody. He also revealed that the original lyrics did not end with the words "the shape of you" in the chorus, but during the writing of the song, McDaid thought that the lyrics "I'm in love with your body" sounded objectifying, and the lyrics was therefore adjusted.[12][10] In a March 2023 interview with Rolling Stone, Sheeran revealed that he had attempted to get a Jay-Z guest verse; however, the American rapper declined, stating that he "doesn't think the song needs a rap verse".[13]

On 30 January 2017, the official music video of the song, starring US dancer and model Jennie Pegouskie and retired professional sumo wrestler Yamamotoyama Ryūta (credited as "Yama"), was released on Sheeran's channel.[70][71] It was shot in Seattle, and was directed by Jason Koenig who also directed Sheeran's fourth single "Perfect" from his studio album "".[72]

On 8 May 2017, 97 days after its release, it became one of the fastest music videos to reach 1 billion views on YouTube, and as of May 2022, the music video has over 5.7 billion views on the site and is the site's fifth most-watched video as well as the second most-watched music video.[73]

Just a few weeks ago, the singer-songwriter broke his musical hiatus by dropping two new singles, "Castle on the Hill" and "Shape of You." The video for the former came shortly thereafter, detailing the nostalgia of young adulthood and returning to the places we grow up and call home.

We're only six days into 2017, but those six days have been momentous if you're an Ed Sheeran fan. On New Year's Day, the singer delighted fans by tweeting a video announcing that new music would be released on January 6. On Friday, just as expected, the 25-year-old released two new tracks off his upcoming album , giving fans their first taste of new music since his 2014 album X. Lovers of the Brit and his music were delighted with the new songs "Castle on the Hill" and "Shape of You," but one of those tracks was almost never released.

Conor Maynard and The Vamps had a sing off using the music from 'Shape of You' but adding words from other hit songs such as Sia's 'Cheap Thrills' and Clean Bandit's 'Rockabye'. It's pretty impressive so worth watching the full video, they even throw a bit of Shaggy in the mix!

As Sheeran mentioned in a Tik Tok video released shortly after the High Court handed down its judgment last week: "There's only so many notes and very few chords used in pop music. Coincidence is bound to happen if 60,000 songs are being released every day on Spotify ... and there's only 12 notes available." 781b155fdc


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