Beautiful People || Ed Sheeran ft. Khalid: A Review.
Okay! Let me start by saying this: If Ed Sheeran isn’t one of your
Ed Sheeran is one of the most talented artists I know. He isn’t just after melody but is also keen on making songs that have meaning– messages that one can relate to– that positive vibe. If you’ve heard his songs, you’d know what I’m talking about.
In this song, Beautiful People, he collaborates with 21-year-old RnB singer Khalid. The song appeared on Sheeran’s forthcoming No.6 Collaborations Project, which was released on July 12th.
The track addresses the importance of staying true to one’s self. In a world where social media projects fame and materialism as the source of happiness, this song
The chorus sums it all up:
Drop top, designer clothes
Front row at fashion shows
‘What d’you do?’ and ‘Who d’you know?’
Inside the world of beautiful people
Champagne and rolled-up notes
Prenups and broken homes
Surrounded, but still alone
Let’s leave the party.”
Ed Sheeran and Khalid say they aren’t part of this– they aren’t “beautiful people“. They are true to themselves and would rather excuse themselves from uncomfortable discussions that will make them feel less than they are, obviously because they don’t fit in — as part of the song says:
“We don’t fit in well
‘Cause we are just ourselves
I could use some help
Gettin’ out of this conversation, yeah”
Apart from the lyrics and melody, the video, directed by Andy McLeod, portrays the message in a very unique and creative way. It shows how an average looking couple gets involved in the world of “beautiful people” (glamour and flamboyance) but are disinterested in it all. Instead, they focus on each other– in the end, they go back to living their simple lives because it’s who they are and they aren’t ashamed.
Download mp3 here
I strongly believe that the message is something that should be heard over and over again because low self-esteem is a global problem. Many people are envious and insecure as a result of what they perceive to be achievements without having the slightest clue about what goes on when the people they envy are alone.
I rate this song 5/5 simply because it is lovely, catchy and not only is the message powerful, it is also timely. At the end of the day, one thing is important– be authentic, be true to you. There’s no point putting up a mask, living a facade– just be you. Also, don’t waste your energy envying someone else, you have no idea what they are passing through. In most cases, you’re even better off than them.
I really loved it and I hope you do too. Let me know what you think at the comment section below.