"Overpass Graffiti" is a song by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, released through Asylum Records UK on 29 October 2021 as the third single from his fifth studio album, = (2021). It was written and produced by Sheeran, Johnny McDaid and Fred.
Promotion and release
On 19 August 2021, Sheeran announced his fourth studio album, =, in which the song is listed on the tracklist. He later performed the song for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series on 26 October 2021. On 29 October 2021, "Overpass Graffiti" was released alongside the album as the third single.
"Overpass Graffiti" is a synth-pop song in its fast tempo which is written in the key of C major and it is composed in common time (4 4 time).
A lyric video for the song was uploaded to YouTube on 29 October 2021 along with the other lyric videos of the songs that appeared on the tracklisting of =.
The music video of the song was released on 29 October 2021 on Sheeran's YouTube account the same day as its parent album's release, which was directed by Jason Koenig who previously directed the official music videos for "Shape of You", "Galway Girl", "Perfect", "South of the Border" and "Put It All on Me". The music video features retired professional sumo wrestler Yamamotoyama Ryūta (credited as "Yama") who first appears towards the end of the clip inviting Sheeran for a ride on the bus as well as it features a cameo from Emilio Rivera. Finally, the snippet of the Japanese cover of Sheeran's smash-hit "Shape of You" by Japanese singer MARINA was played during the end credits. In a blink and you’d miss it scene at the glow in the dark party, the female boxer, Pegouskie, from ‘Shape of You,’ appears in a boxing stance with Sheeran. File Hashes