- 05 Aug 15
The track 'Growing Up' has arrived, free of charge, as Ed promised.
Fresh from those mammoth twin Croke Park nights and collaborations with Kodaline, Gavin James and more, Ed Sheeran has just delivered a brand new recorded collaboration.
He promised a free track at 5pm on Twitter and that is what we have got.
The flame-haired adopted Irishman features on 'Growing Up', a brand new, standalone single from 'Thrift Shop' hit makers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. It is being offered as a free download on [link]macklemore.com/[/link] right now.
The song is chiefly a tribute from Macklemore to his infant daughter Sloane, who entered the world in May.
Macklemore has said in a statement:
“When you try to escape yourself, life has an interesting way of creating situations that force you to come back. To look at who you are. This is why ‘Growing Up’ felt like the right song to re-emerge with. It’s where I’ve been the last year, through all the ups and downs. We didn’t want to do a big campaign or anything over the top with this. We just wanted to put out good music, directly to the people that have been here since the beginning. Thank you for your patience. Hope you enjoy.
And if you’re wondering…
Our daughter, Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty was born 2 months ago on May 29th. There is nothing like the joy and happiness that comes from bringing a baby into this universe. She has filled my heart in ways that I never knew were possible. She is the love of my life. This song is for her.”
For more from Mr. Sheeran, pick up the new issue of Hot Press (singer-songwriter special) as Stuart Clark delivers a full report on the Q&A he conducted with the star just before the madness of Croker.