My new single of the week is 'Bloodstream' by Ed Sheeran and Rudimental.
I heard this for the first time last week. It wasn't a slow burner, it hooked me immediately. I wasn't familiar with this track from Ed's album 'X' so I had nothing to compare it to. I've listened to it now, and it doesn't compare to this masterpiece!
X was Sheeran's second album, and Bloodstream was originally released last year. It didn't make the top 40, but then it was the fourth single from the album.
Fast forward, add a bit of magic courtesy of Rudimental and I think when this is released next month (March 2015) that this will be a huge hit.
It starts off like a normal Ed Sheeran song. Beautiful melody, gorgeous vocals, but quite dark as his songs tend to be. But then when it gets to the chorus, boy oh boy, does it kick in!! Ed sings 'Tell me when it kicks in". Well Ed, its kicked in for me no doubt about it!
This track is about drugs, and that's not a good thing. What is a good thing though is how it sounds. Its powerful, its enticing, its emotional - I absolutely love this song. Its one of those that just grabs you and takes you away to some other place.
Check out the official audio here (no video yet) and let me know what you think. I think its better than the original, but do you?
You can check out all my singles of the week over at My Music page - just click here. Happy listening :)
(video published on youtube by Ed Sheeran)