Ed Sheeran has announced the third single from his latest album “÷.” Titled “Galway Girl,” the Irish-themed song appropriately debuted a new lyric video on St. Patrick’s Day. Watch it above and sing along.
“She played the fiddle in an Irish band / But she fell in love with an English man,” Sheeran sings before dropping additional Irish references including Dublin’s Grafton Street, Gaelic tattoos, singing “Carrickfergus” and “dancing the céilí.” Then he promises, “I swear I’m going to put you in a song that I write / About a Galway girl and a perfect night.”
Sheeran has gotten plenty of mileage out of his love songs. He won two Grammys including Song of the Year for his love ballad “Thinking Out Loud,” and he’s currently enjoying his first ever number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with “Shape of You,” which has been on top for seven consecutive weeks. That makes it the longest running number-one hit since The Chainsmokers and Halsey ended their 12-week run with “Closer” last November.
“÷” also topped the Billboard 200 albums chart in its first week with 451,000 equivalent album units (which includes streams and digital track sales), including 322,000 traditional album sales. That’s more than any other album in 2017 so far. So what do you think of Sheeran’s latest? Watch the lyric video above and join the discussion with your fellow music fans in our forums.