Ed Sheeran reveals new track Castle On The Hill is a “love song for Suffolk”

Ed Sheeran has donated some clothes to sell at the new EACH charity shop in Halesworth. Picture: Sim

Ed Sheeran has donated some clothes to sell at the new EACH charity shop in Halesworth. Picture: Simon Parker

The 25-year-old superstar, who is from Framlingham in Suffolk, has treated fans to not one but TWO new singles from his upcoming album, Divide.

Framlingham Castle is the likely reference in Ed's song Castle on the Hill

Framlingham Castle is the likely reference in Ed's song Castle on the Hill - Credit: Archant

Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill were posted on iTunes and YouTube at 5am today.

Ed, who hasn't released new material since 2015, wrote on his Twitter page: 'Cause I've been away for a bit here's two singles rather than one.'

The singer co-hosted the Radio 1 breakfast show with Scott Mills and Chris Stark from 7am today.

He broadcast his fresh songs to radio listeners for the first time, starting with Castle On The Hill.


You may also want to watch:


Ed told presenter Scott Mills: 'This is a love song for Suffolk, because I don't think anyone has ever done that.'

The song features the lyrics: 'I can't wait to go home.'

Most Read

It was also announced by Ed that the music video for Castle On The Hill was shot in Suffolk, and features students from his former high school in Framlingham.

Ed has had a year away from the spotlight, taking time to travel in New Zealand, Australia and Japan.

LYRICS TO CASTLE ON THE HILL

When I was six years old I broke my leg

I was running from my brother and his friends

And tasted the sweet perfume of the mountain grass I rolled down

I was younger then, take me back to when I

Found my heart and broke it here

Made friends and lost them through the years

And I've not seen the roaring fields in so long, I know I've grown

But I can't wait to go home

I'm on my way

Driving at 90 down those country lanes

Singing to 'Tiny Dancer'

And I miss the way you make me feel, and it's real

We watched the sunset over the castle on the hill

Fifteen years old and smoking hand-rolled cigarettes

Running from the law through the backfields and getting drunk with my friends

Had my first kiss on a Friday night, I don't reckon that I did it right

But I was younger then, take me back to when

We found weekend jobs, when we got paid

We'd buy cheap spirits and drink them straight

Me and my friends have not thrown up in so long, oh how we've grown

But I can't wait to go home

I'm on my way

Driving at 90 down those country lanes

Singing to 'Tiny Dancer'

And I miss the way you make me feel, and it's real

We watched the sunset over the castle on the hill

Over the castle on the hill

Over the castle on the hill

One friend left to sell clothes

One works down by the coast

One had two kids but lives alone

One's brother overdosed

One's already on his second wife

One's just barely getting by

But these people raised me

And I can't wait to go home

And I'm on my way, I still remember

Those old country lanes

When we did not know the answers

And I miss the way you make me feel, it's real

We watched the sunset over the castle on the hill

Over the castle on the hill

Over the castle on the hill

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus