Ballroom has swept more than just the nation. It’s even creeping (marvelously so) into music videos as demonstrated by Ed Sheeran in his new song, “Thinking Out Loud”. In this remarkably romantic song, Ed dances this sensual rumba/contemporary number with a talented brunette taking a song that has so much meaning, to another whole level.
I can’t stress how much I enjoy seeing a man dance good ballroom. There is a romantic aspect to it that I can’t explain. Seeing a young man who wanted to do this — in his words
‘Thinking Out Loud’ is one of my favorite tracks on the album, if not my favorite,” Sheeran said in a press release about the video. “It’s a great one to perform live and means a lot to me. I wanted the video to be a little different, so I opted for ballroom dancing. I had lessons for five hours a day when I was on my U.S. tour last month.”
makes the song and dance a pleasure to watch.
I’ve never hidden the fact that I adore ballroom dancing what with my DWTS (Dancing With the Stars) fascination. I go pretty gaga over the whole thing. I want to dance it, I want to be a part of it, I love putting music to a dance. This time a modern singer who is quite marvelous in his own way, has gone and done it for me. He’s taken a marvelous song and put it to a dance just for pure enjoyment.
Am I gushing? Maybe just a little bit, but honestly, watch the video and you tell me if I’m off my rocker. I bet I’m not.