An Asylum Records UK release, a division of Atlantic Records UK, ℗ 2020 Warner Music UK Limited
Afterglow - Single Tracklist:
This song just isn’t doing it for me. Doesn’t really have any outstanding parts in it like some of his other songs. Just kinda the same guitar chord progression in the background the whole time with the verses and melody and Nothing special to differentiate it from the rest of his songs. I may have enjoyed it more if the melody wasn’t as simple as it is. Spice it up a little next time. I’ll be listening 👍🏻
I’ll say this: Sheeran does sound like he’s getting comfortable being himself again, rather than chasing pop hits and collaborating with people he has no business making music with and it turning out horrible. This sounds like an Ed Sheeran song, and that’s good. It’s very spare, acoustic, and has surprisingly great melodies. Not much else to it though. It’s not the best Ed Sheeran song, but it’s definitely not the worst or least inspired. The lyrics are boring and really corny, but the rest of the song’s kinda there for me. It’s fine.
As much as I like Ed Sheeran (I listen to mainly his first 3 albums), this song is nothing too special. It’s good, but not memorable, nor a hit. It’s simple, which is not bad, but simple can only take you so far when it comes to diversity and originality
Why do people promote old music I don’t understand. He’s not original at all everything he releases sounds the exact same how can you be like “omg I love this song”they all sound the exact same there’s nothing new and nothing impressive stop promoting boring old music in this country it’s killing the music industry.
Haters gonna hate but this song is FIRE! Hope the live acoustics becomes available for purchase too. Love Ed and all his genres. So excited he’s back and has heartfelt stories to tell through beautiful melodies. This song is good in the first listen and then quickly becomes stuck in your head as you hum it all day by the next feed listens. Definitely leaves me wishing it was twice as long, but there’s always the repeat button!
i like the guitar melody but the lyrics and song sound itself makes me wanna sleepy. ok, i would listen to this again but i would listen to this during a slow dance at a wedding. i was looking for something more exciting with twists, and turns. so it could reflect on the year “2020” itself. Ed, you can do better! this song is just overall a flop. if ur looking for something that’s a snooze, boring, and sounds just tired, this is the song for you. disappointed. 😐
Ed came out of hibernation with this incredible song. It is uniquely him and perfect for this time of year. Nothing makes me melt quite like his music and this single is no different. Treat your ears to something incredible.
Ed dropped an awesome Xmas prezzie for his fans! Have been listening to it nonstop 🎶🎶 Ignore the Twitterbrats that purposely go through other artists reviews and give them one star in the hopes of lifting their faves up 🙄
I actually really dig Ed Sheeran I think he’s super talented. But this song is way overproduced and unexciting. So bland. Say what you will about Shape of You, it gets people dancing. Castle On the Hill was heartfelt and had an anthemic chorus. This is just autopilot Ed.