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Artist: Ed Sheeran

Genre: Folk, Indie pop

Label: Warner Music group

Lyrics: Ed Sheeran, Jake Gosling


‘Give me Love’ was recorded by Ed Sheeran as the sixth and final single from his debut studio album ‘+.’ The song was used as the background score for The CW series of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘Home and Away.’

The track starts off with toned acoustics, a mellow, rhythmic beginning that promises a great song ahead. The songs talk about losing ‘the one’ and the pain of living with it. You know you’ve the love of your life but your heart absolutely refuses to face the fact. The lyrics make the transition from the phase where you pine for your love, to the phase where you’re ruined by the emotion of that love in a very magical pattern.

The voice projects the raw emotion one goes through at such a time and the lyrics just about give the flow to those heart-wreaking emotions. Also, as uncanny as it sounds, the song’s got a pretty pleasant vibe to it, in a way that doesn’t evoke a feeling of loneliness or even pity for that matter.

The composing is brilliant, especially the way the song ends, in an up-beat tempo, which sucks out all the emptiness of the song. The lyrics, as mentioned, are succinct. The only teensy flaw, probably, would be the number of times the artist croons ‘my my aye’, which in a way sounds drab and gets monotonous and loses its magic in the way. Other than that, the song’s an absolute delight.

The one thing that stands out would probably be the emotion of the song. There’s this subtleness about the way artist has expressed these feelings of yearning and aching without sounding too desperate or too eager.

Album verdict: Pretty likeable

Album ★★★★★★★☆☆☆