BYU Young Ambassadors - Thinking Out LoudThe question could be asked, “Is there something magical or whimsical about falling in love?” People fall in love in mysterious ways. Two people can fall in love with one another at any time, in any place, under many diverse circumstances. But the secret to falling in love with someone seems to be that you have to fall in love with that same person not just once, but over and over again. Just ask any couple who has been married for some years and they can tell you the truth behind this secret.

Falling in love is more than just a fleeting moment, but rather it is an experience shared together over a lifetime – through the good times and the bad. Someone has perhaps wisely said, “Falling in love is the necessity that can never be avoided and it is not necessary to avoid it.” Someone has also given this wise advice, “Next time, when love comes to you, think of it as an incoming wave, dive in and immerse yourself in it. I promise you that you will come up as a new person.”

BYU Young Ambassadors - Thinking Out LoudIn a new music video released on their YouTube channel on 25 August 2016, the BYU Young Ambassadors perform a beautiful duet and dance depicting a BYU couple who finds love, gets married, has kids, then grows old together. The video also features a darling couple celebrating 52 years of wedded bliss. The couple dances to Ed Sheeran’s Grammy Award-winning song “Thinking Out Loud.”

Edward Christopher “Ed” Sheeran is a familiar name in the world of music. He is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and occasional actor. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk. He dropped out of school at the age of 16 and moved to London the following year in 2008 to pursue a career in music. In early 2011, he independently released the extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project, which caught the attention of Elton John and Jamie Foxx. After signing with Asylum Records, his debut album, +, was released on 9 September 2011 and has since been certified six-times platinum in the UK.

At the 2016 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Ed’s song “Thinking Out Loud” won the Song of the Year Award, winning over such competition as Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” and Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space.” Sheeran was also nominated for record of the year and best pop solo performance, in both cases for “Thinking Out Loud.” The song which was co-written by Amy Wedge and arranged by Michael Biancardi and Eric Hansen reached #2 in the Billboard Hot 100 and remained in that position for eight consecutive weeks. The song also reached #1 in the UK and stayed in the top 40 for 52 consecutive weeks.

The BYU Young Ambassadors, a musical group well-known for offering a fresh view of America’s culture and ways of life in their performances, include “Thinking Out Loud” as part of their new show “Welcome Home.” Their impressive YouTube video garnered over 6,000 views in just five short days after being released. Their incredible performance captures the reality and beauty of what it is like to fall in love for the first time and how that love blossoms over time as two people fall in love over and over again.

 

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