Ed Sheeran Releases Romantic New Ballad 'How Would You Feel' on His Birthday: Listen!

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Ed Sheeran turned 26 on Friday, and gave his fans a gift with his new tune, "How Would You Feel (Paean)."

The sweepingly romantic ballad, off his upcoming album, ÷, is sure to please fans of his GRAMMY-winning hit "Thinking Out Loud."

"How would you feel/If I told you I loved you?" Sheeran croons in the chorus. "It's just something I want to do/I'll be taking my time/Spending my life/Falling deeper in love with you."

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Sheeran's been teasing the new song on Twitter, revealing that it's one of his favorites off his new album. He’s already released two singles so far, the well-received "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill."

"It's not the next single, but is one of my favzzzzz," he tweeted on Thursday.

"As it's my birthday I dropped a new song called 'How Would You Feel (Paean),' give it a listen while I eat some cake," he also tweeted on Friday. "Thanks for all the birthday love. You all rule."

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… And is it safe to say the inspiration for "How Would You Feel" is his girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn? Earlier this month, Sheeran made it clear just how serious he is about their relationship during his appearance on Australia's Kyle and Jackie O Show. When asked about potentially marrying Seaborn -- who he's been dating since September 2015 -- he replied, "I feel pretty good about it."

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