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Shape of You is a song by singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, which serves as one of the lead singles and appears as the fourth track from his third album, ÷.

Background and releaseEdit

On 4 January, Sheeran uploaded a 6-second teaser video of a blue background to social media, with lyrics "the club isn't the best place to find a lover", which is the first line of the "Shape of You". Along with Castle on the Hill, it was released on January 6, 2017.

Critical ReceptionEdit

GQ writer George Chesterton stated: "“Shape Of You” begins where 2014’s “Sing” left off. Ed Sheeran returns with a bolder, more overtly sexual song that takes him further into dance and pure pop territory. Bassier and harder than anything he’s done before with echoes of Justin Timberlake and Pharrell, Sheeran’s trademark blend of acoustic guitar and hip hop is ratcheted up another notch with his most explicit lyrics yet." [1]

Chart PerformanceEdit

The song debuted at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, the UK Singles chart, the Australian Singles chart, the Irish Singles chart and Scottish Official Singles chart. [2]

Music VideoEdit

The music video was released on January 30, 2017. It was directed by Jason Koenig.

Ed Sheeran - Shape of You Official Video04:24

Ed Sheeran - Shape of You Official Video

SynopsisEdit

TBA

ReceptionEdit

TBA

CreditsEdit

  • Director: Jason Koenig
  • Producer: Honna Kimmerer
  • Cinematographer: Johnny Valencia, Ryan Haug
  • Production company: Anonymous Content

LyricsEdit

The club isn't the best place to find a lover
So the bar is where I go
Me and my friends at the table doing shots
Drinking faster and then we talk slow
Come over and start up a conversation with just me
And trust me I'll give it a chance now
Take my hand, stop
Put Van The Man on the jukebox
And then we start to dance
And now I'm singing like

Girl, you know I want your love
Your love was handmade for somebody like me
Come on now, follow my lead
I may be crazy, don't mind me
Say, boy, let's not talk too much
Grab on my waist and put that body on me
Come on now, follow my lead
Come, come on now, follow my lead

I'm in love with the shape of you
We push and pull like a magnet do
Although my heart is falling too
I'm in love with your body
And last night you were in my room
And now my bedsheets smell like you
Every day discovering something brand new
I'm in love with your body
Oh—i—oh—i—oh—i—oh—i
I'm in love with your body
Oh—i—oh—i—oh—i—oh—i
I'm in love with your body
Oh—i—oh—i—oh—i—oh—i
I'm in love with your body
Every day discovering something brand new
I'm in love with the shape of you

One week in we let the story begin
We're going out on our first date
You and me are thrifty
So go all you can eat
Fill up your bag and I fill up a plate
We talk for hours and hours about the sweet and the sour
And how your family is doing okay
Leave and get in a taxi, then kiss in the backseat
Tell the driver make the radio play
And I'm singing like

Girl, you know I want your love
Your love was handmade for somebody like me
Come on now, follow my lead
I may be crazy, don't mind me
Say, boy, let's not talk too much
Grab on my waist and put that body on me
Come on now, follow my lead
Come, come on now, follow my lead

I'm in love with the shape of you
We push and pull like a magnet do
Although my heart is falling too
I'm in love with your body
And last night you were in my room
And now my bedsheets smell like you
Every day discovering something brand new
I'm in love with your body
Oh—i—oh—i—oh—i—oh—i
I'm in love with your body
Oh—i—oh—i—oh—i—oh—i
I'm in love with your body
Oh—i—oh—i—oh—i—oh—i
I'm in love with your body
Every day discovering something brand new
I'm in love with the shape of you

Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on

I'm in love with the shape of you
We push and pull like a magnet do
Although my heart is falling too
I'm in love with your body
Last night you were in my room
And now my bedsheets smell like you
Every day discovering something brand new
I'm in love with your body
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
I'm in love with your body
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
I'm in love with your body
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
I'm in love with your body
Every day discovering something brand new
I'm in love with the shape of you

AudioEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. gq-mgazine.co.uk - Track review
  2. billboard.com - Chart position

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