By Rami Abou-Sabe

Ed Sheeran, so hot right now. The rosy haired singer-songwriter can seemingly do no wrong. Fresh off the success of recent release ÷, Sheerhan has announced his next single. Unlike previous efforts “Castle On The Hill” and “Shape Of You,” “Galway Girl” is the furthest thing from a safe choice.

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With a strong Irish influence, and no Bieber-esque marimba beats in sight, the song is a statement release from pop’s favorite singer-songwriter. Named after a city in the West of Ireland, where Sheeran’s grandparents are from, “Galway Girl” explores love and attraction across state lines.

The song blends classic Celtic folk music with ultra-modern songwriting and production, in only the way Sheeran can. An uplifting fiddle melody weaves wildly throughout Sheeran’s throaty vocalizations. Jangly acoustics, fuzzy synth work, and a pub full of Irish men round out the unique single.

Sheeran announced the single via Twitter, and shared information on the Celtic band behind the song’s hook.


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