Ed Sheeran Releases “How Would You Feel (Paean)” Ballad from ‘Divide’ (Review)

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As Ed Sheeran turned 26 yesterday (17th Feb), the Sheerios got the best birthday present from him. He very generously released a new track from his upcoming album ‘Divide.’ Releasing this track Ed Sheeran called it one of his favorites and we are hooked too. “How Would You Feel” is a ballad of sort and more of a Paean which means a song of an emotional tribute.

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“How Would You Feel (Paean) comes out at midnight on Friday wherever you are in the world, it’s not the next single, but is one of my favzzzzz” said Ed Sheeran

This song is a tribute to a girl. There is no specific one the singer mentions in the song so you can freely use it on your beloved.

Watch Ed Sheeran Perform “How Would You Feel (Paean)” Live

Lyrics to the song are simple and straightforward. This is something new with Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ album songs we have seen so far. Ed Sheeran has reduced on the lyrical creativity and embraced a more emotional aspect on this album.

We were sitting in a parked car
Stealing kisses in a front yard
We got questions we shouldn’t had asked but

One of those things that come to pass in every relationship are the difficult questions that need to be answered.

How would you feel
If I told you I loved you
It’s just something that I want to do
I’m taking my time, spending my life
Falling deeper in love with you
So tell me that you love me too

Not very direct, but the singer basically professes his love for her. And he backs up his case very well too. The tough question he has on his mind is if she feels the same way about him!

“How Would You Feel” takes us through some pretty romantic scenarios like the one below;

We were sat upon our best friend’s roof
I had both of my arms around you
Watching the sunrise replace the moon

The acoustic guitar and the keyboard mix well with Ed Sheeran’s soothing voice on this song and we are glad that Ed decided to release this before the album release.

‘Divide’ album will be released on March 03, 2017. You can download “How Would You Feel” on iTunes and Amazon.

Let us know what you think about this track and maybe comment your favorite line from the track.