Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton + Bruno Mars’ ‘Blow’ Channels ’70s Rock [LISTEN]
Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton and Bruno Mars' styles are disparate -- pop singer-songwriter, traditional-leaning country, and modern-day funk, respectively -- but together, they've released a '70s rock-inspired song called "Blow." Readers can press play above to hear it.
The final song on Sheeran's upcoming new album, "Blow" ends the project on a high-energy note. Stapleton sings lead on the second verse of the song, which Mars produced.
"Supernatural woman, supernatural freak / Don't know what you're doing / Got me feeling weak," the country star sings. "Oh, I wanna call you fever, baby / You can set a fire on me / Hot damn / Pop it like a pistol, mama / You got me down on my knees, begging please ..."
Sonically, there's a Led Zeppelin (or, if you're a more recent rock fan, Greta Van Fleet) quality to "Blow." There's a "Whole Lotta Love" quality to the trio's collaboration, and that opening scream is straight out of Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song."
"Bruno, Chris and I had a lot of fun recording," Sheeran says in a press release. "Play [it] loud, tell your mates, enjoy.”
"Blow" comes from Sheeran's forthcoming new album, No. 6 Collaborations Project, which is due out on July 12. Each of the album's 15 songs features another artist or two, from rappers Eminem and Cardi B to R&B star H.E.R. and EDM act Skrillex.
Stapleton is spending his summer on the road once again, for the newest iteration of his All-American Road Show. The trek, which begins in July, will feature Margo Price, Brent Cobb, Brothers Osborne, the Marcus King Band and Kendell Marvel as special guests.
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