Context – trying to avoid getting sick
I’ve either run my body into the ground these last few weeks or I’m getting sick. As such all I want in life is like Kraft Mac-n-Cheese and a romantic comedy I’ll try to fall asleep to (but will ultimately watch twice in a row for reasons I’ve never been able to understand). Maybe I should try getting eight hours of sleep for once. I hear that’s good for children masquerading as adults.
I really like “Castle on the Hill”, mostly because it sounds like that blue box during a showing of Serendipity or something. All that nostalgia I avoid like the plague hitting me in the feels (are feels still allowed in 2017?). Still love that song.
But I forgot that Ed Sheeran likes to pretend to rap. And that’s not good.
I also forgot that he writes mostly pop music that’s equally not good.
Every once in a while there’s a song like “Bibia Be Ye Ye” that gets me grooving despite my best intentions to keep being a hater. That’s a nice surprise.
But outside of these two songs I’ve called out by name and maybe one or two that I’ve forgotten, this album is completely skippable. I know, because at one point I got up to make oatmeal and forgot to hit pause. I don’t feel like I missed much and took it as a sign that I don’t need this kind of negativity in my life.