Perfect by Ed Sheeran: What the Song Means and the Emotions Behind It

Ed Sheeran (Edward Christopher Sheeran) was born on 17 February 1991 in England and since he was a child music has been his everyday companion. He started singing in a local church, then he attended the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford when he was 18-year-old. Now Ed Sheeran is a singer, guitarist, songwriter and record producer…and an actor since 2014. Today let’s have some fun with one of his last releases in 2017: “Perfect”.

A pop love song about the dream maybe anyone has: meeting the real love, since the beginning and making it last for a lifetime. Would you recognize yourself in it, at least in your dreams? On the other hand, who has never dreamt of finding the perfect love, the perfect charming girl to spend the whole life with, and in the most beautiful way?

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About the Lyrics and Music

The text doesn’t have a strict poetic structure, nor a lot of rhymes, but its meaning, the story and world behind it is emotional and inspiring.

With regards to the music, like in any pop songs, we don’t have a lot of variations here, but that’s why this song can be so memorable and easy listening. Imagine you want to dance it. It would be a mess if it changes continuously.

The singer’s voice, of course, is pretty good and warm, making the listening quite enjoyable. Have you ever found yourself listening to the same song sung by different singers and realizing that it may drastically change? Everything can change with a different performance and voice: sound, timber, feelings, emotions, involvement and eventually entertainment. And a song can sound amazing with one singer, while horrible or boring sung by another one.

We are here today to talk about entertainment, the good one, the overall entertaining effect. Therefore we don’t “waste” your time being too technical and complicated: we are here to have some fun and not to attend a course. So enjoy it.

My Review

Lyrics: 7.5/10

Melody: 9.5/10

Harmony: 7/10

Voice/Singer: 9/10

Memorability: 9.5/10

Final Vote: 8.5/10

Summary (what I think about Ed Sheeran’s Perfect pop song)

This is a pop song, it’s meant to be memorable and appreciated by anyone (the more the better). Therefore, the structure is quite simple, but the overall effect is amazing, entertaining and “perfect” to become viral. “Simple” doesn’t necessarily mean poor and awful if you are so talented to make it sound enjoyable while easy. It would get even more points with a more dynamic harmony behind it, but we are not in an opera festival.

And what band always bring with them a whole orchestra? If a song can sound good even played with just a guitar, it means the work behind it is already pretty good. From my point of view, it can become even better, but it’s still entertaining. So, keep going with the nice work Ed.

What do you think? Do you like Ed Sheeran? Which song is the best? What about the lyrics?

Credits: featured image by Ludmila Joaquina Valentina Buyo | Flickr

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