The UK number one single, “Shape OF You”, penned and performed by British singer Ed Sheeran has been compared to Tracy Chapman’s “Mountain’s O Things”.
BBC radio presenter Chris Evans made the comparison between Sheeran’s #1 single and Chapman’s 1988 track on his breakfast show last week.
Evans said, “So I heard that, I thought, this reminds me of something, what is it? Then I remembered this Tracy Chapman track”.
Ed’s story telling style is certainly influenced by Chapman, you can hear this on tracks such as “Lego House” and “A-Team”. However, these two tracks have an additional thematic connection by way of an isolated marimba melody.
Here are the tracks for you to compare:
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