The ultimate feels on this one. Ed Sheeran unveils the visuals for “Castle On The Hill” and in doing so, he has helped shed a new light on the song. You know when sometimes you listen to a new song, and you hear the words the artist is saying, but you’re not quite comprehending exactly what the meaning behind it is? You’ll just sing along with the words and not think too much into it? I think that’s normal, right? On the first few listens of any new song, we’re always analyzing the music and the vibe it gives off first before anything else; in other words, the immediate feelings it gives us. I’m not saying this is the case for all songs, I’m only using this as a reference for some.
Ed takes us back in time on this video, as the lyrics to the song are like the script to what we are watching.
He even goes as far as to use an almost identical match for his younger self in the video. It’s a touching and emotional product Ed gave to us. I know I use the word frequently, but there’s a great nostalgia to all of this. As the viewer, watching how Ed narrates his past time, you can’t help but draw memories from your own past to help make this song and video just as relatable, no matter the time in your life.
From when Ed and his friends would chase each other through the grassy fields of Suffolk, to rolling up tobacco and drinking at bars and attending derby races, he reiterates that he undoubtedly can’t wait to step outside of the limelight to be home and be surrounded by all of that again. He ends the video with what should have been expected, and that’s reuniting with all of his old friends from that time. It isn’t until then, we are finally given the castle on the hill that is referenced throughout the song.
Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill
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