A year after the young guitar-picker teamed with
"Sing" is the lead single from an album Sheeran is expected to release this summer, the anticipated follow-up to his hit major-label debut, "+," which came out in the U.K. in 2011 before arriving in U.S. stores the next year.
That record wasn't all stripped-down folk stuff; tunes like "Grade 8" and "U.N.I." showed off his surprisingly convincing rap skills.
But with its supple falsetto and booming beat, "Sing" definitely shows off a new side of Sheeran -- not to mention an abiding admiration for "Justified"-era
According to Billboard, Sheeran's upcoming album will complement "Sing" with tunes produced by other Top 40 rainmakers, including Rick Rubin and
"I want success," he told me last year, and "Sing" feels like an efficient way to get it.
Listen to the song below.