Ed Sheeran turns another year older on February 17, and because giving is sweeter than getting, Sheeran has used the occasion to bless the world with a new tune. The muppety crooner dropped “How Would You Feel (Paean),” the third song off his upcoming album Divide (stylized as ÷, because all art gets points for difficulty of access). The track unleashes Sheeran’s softer side, telling a tender tale of romantic appreciation, and if that’s somehow not endorsement enough, Sheeran says it’s “one of my favzzzzz.” As to whether the tail end of that sentiment accurately reflects the song’s narcoleptic potential, no comment.
Ed Sheeran. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images