We love it when our friends become successful. That goes double for Ed Sheeran, whose fans and friends were equally excited to get the first taste of new music from him in nearly two years on Friday morning (Jan. 6). One of the ultimate compliments came from Niall Horan, when the former One Direction member tweeted that Sheeran's new "Castle on the Hill" single felt like "home."
While Sheeran's other new single, "Shape of You," has a breezy, lusty island groove and focuses on finding love in the club, the faster-paced "Hill" has a more straightforward rock feel, with wistful lyrics about the a journey to rediscover the innocence of youth. It's fitting that Horan is feeling the "Hill" vibes, as his recently released debut solo single, the global #1 "This Town," is also a reverie about the memories of youth meeting the emotions of grown-up love.