Ed Sheeran is trying to convince us he’s a mess on his latest X track, but we’re not entirely convinced.
In fact, “I’m a Mess,” which premiered Sunday (June 22) on MTV, is a rather pretty thing, mainly because it strips the production down to a minimum to focus on what we love the British singer for: That voice.
Like most of his folk-leaning pop numbers, it’s a track that makes you feel like Sheeran’s singing just to you, and one that has a chorus that’s bound stick as he sings “For how long/ I love my lover.” And when his voice comes down to a near whisper — making the whole thing that much more intimate.
Oh, and he also manages to make the phrase “put your faith in my stomach” sound super romantic. Which is impressive.
“I’m a Mess” is the latest off Sheeran’s upcoming alum, X, which will drop Stateside on Monday.