Someone who knows me well sent me the link. And I'm grateful.
First, I love Ed Sheeran's voice, rich and dark and intoxicating. And versatile. You have some artists who have ONE sound. All songs are the same, regardless of tempo or theme. Not so with Ed. From the darkly brooding "Make It Rain" to this very soft and sweet love song, he shades his vocals to evoke deep emotions. So close your eyes and listen, soak in the story of love lasting beyond physical attraction.
Okay, now open your eyes and watch the video. There is nothing more beautiful than a man guiding a woman through a dance. Yeah, I know, I've heard it a million times, "I'm a man, I don't dance, it's gay." Bullshit. There is nothing more masculine, sexier, than a man confident on the dance floor. Let's clarify here, I'm not talking disco or line dancing, both of those are gay; I'm talking about ballroom dancing, and I'll even include a good Texas Two-Step. You know, old fashioned dancing wherein a man must take a woman into his arms and LEAD her around the dance floor with passion, grace and confidence. And a woman must trust her partner enough to submit and follow his lead. It is a pure melding of masculine and feminine energy, and when done well, the closest thing to lovemaking you can do in public with your clothes on. Breathtaking, sensuous, seductive. Just you and your man as he takes you in his arms and glides you around the room keeping a protective eye on obstacles you'll never see. Watch the video again, it's a hybrid of modern free-style and tango, perhaps one of the most difficult and sexy ballroom dances. There's power and seduction, mellowing to a sweetness, much like a good solid lasting love.
Oh, and Mr. Sheeran learned to dance for this video when he could have passed that chore to a professional. He manned up, and that makes it all the more enticing.