Ed Sheeran has given us a Christmas surprise in the name of “Afterglow”. The new Dad has previously announced he would be on an extended break after his tour last December, and has not released any music since, so “Afterglow” certainly came as a pleasant shock to all. The singer stated on his social media that the song was written last year and “a song I love and hope you love, too”, though it would not lead to a full album release. Nevertheless, the newly released ballad has certainly brightened Christmas for Ed’s fans.

Afterglow” is a wintery love song backed by simple acoustics and strings, like many of his previous hits - it is warm, sentimental, romantic and perfect for weddings. 

You can now hear “Afterglow" on our Hot 100 station.

- Donna Leung