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By Kathleen Perricone

Ed Sheeran‘s X album is out now and fans and critics can all agree it’s some of his best work to date.

But despite all of the surefire hits, the British singer does have his own favorite track.

The last song he wrote for the album, the heartfelt ballad, “Thinking Out Loud,” is the one he prefers … even if it was written about a girlfriend who’s now an ex.

Download Ed’s X on iTunes now here!