This review covers the pop track Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud.
This track was released in 2014 as a single.
This track tries to go for the sappy romantic vibe throughout with its slower overall tempo and lyrics aided by mostly a guitar.
In my view, this track has a lot of problems with it. Initially, it seemed that the big problem for this track was that the vocals are off beat with the guitar. Lines are sometimes right on beat, and other times, lines start right in the middle of the beat. With this drift between on beat and off beat throughout the track, it gives me the feeling that the vocals and the main guitar were just randomly slapped together. As a result, there’s a constant jerkiness to the overall flow.
The track tries to have a chorus. The vocalist seemingly tries to go for a chorus, but it’s as if the guitar is stuck on auto pilot and is only capable of a small handful of riffs. The guitars are supposed to seemingly back up the vocals, but again, they are basically two separate elements that never really mesh.
to add to the problems, the lyrics are sometimes a mumble. I couldn’t understand some of the things being sung because there just wasn’t enough enunciation going on from time to time.
As a result, this track seemingly falls flat on its face. I’ve listened to this once and I have no motivation to really listen to it again. It’s not that I don’t like romance type music, I just don’t like this particular track. In the end, this is just throw away music.