Background: Ed Sheeran is a musician from the UK. Ed Sheeran wrote and composed this song himself. Ed Sheeran released this song on his 2014 album X (Multiply). Ed Sheeran also released an acoustic version of this song in 2015 during his livestream on facebook.
“Thinking Out Loud” made its Ed Sheeran debut on June 6, 2014. Ed Sheeran co-wrote “Thinking Out Loud” with Amy Wadge, a Welsh singer-songwriter. Ed Sheeran met his co-writer in the United States in February 2014 when Ed Sheeran was recording for X (Multiply). Ed Sheeran stated that he had just met Amy Wadge right before Ed Sheeran started recording for X (Multiply). Ed Sheeran said that the song came about as a collaboration between Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge as Ed Sheeran was walking through Wales working on lyrics. Ed Sheeran used the experience of walking through Wales with his guitar as inspiration for Ed Sheeran’s thoughts. Ed Sheeran also stated that he felt the song was a good representation of Ed Sheeran’s life at the time Ed Sheeran released X (Multiply). Ed Sheeran said that the song is about growing up and moving on with someone you love dearly.