What else was it going to be called?

Already the number 1 album, Divide (➗) by Ed Sheeran was released this morning, March 3rd, 2017. 

After taking my dog out this morning, I got an excited text from my sister about the new release and immediately we had the album playing, of course. It’s playing right now as I write this.

Ed Sheeran certainly has a way with words. Every song on the record is a work of art, lyrically and musically.

Here’s the tracklist:

  1. Eraser
  2. Castle On The Hill
  3. Dive
  4. Shape Of You
  5. Perfect
  6. Galway Girl
  7. Happier
  8. New Man
  9. Hearts Don’t Break Around Here
  10. What Do I Know?
  11. How Would You Feel (Paean)
  12. Supermarket Flowers
  13. Barcelona
  14. Bibia Be Ye Ye 
  15. Nancy Mulligan
  16. Save Myself

The album over all has a classic Sheeran vibe, and I’m in love with it. I love the cover too; it’s such a beautiful blue.

So here’s my top 5 off the album. They’re not really in any particular order, since it’s still too soon to decide which is my all-time favorite.

  1. Happier
  2. Perfect
  3. Castle On The Hill
  4. Supermarket Flowers
  5. How Would You Feel (Paean)

‘Happier’ is the song I was most surprised with. Based on the beats and lyrics of the previous songs on the record, I was expecting it to be a joyfilled Irish jig or something that conveyed euphoria. Nope. The best way I can describe it is by quoting Ed: “…I’ll smile to hide the truth but I know I was happier with you.” It’s just a beautiful, sad love song.

‘Perfect’ is the next ‘Thinking Out Loud’. Written for his girlfriend (immediately making it the sweetest song in my opinion), this song is going to be a hit. And even if it doesn’t get as popular as I think it deserves, it’s still one of my favorites on the record.

‘Castle On The Hill’ was my favorite of the singles before the album was released. It still is one of my favorites. I love the Celtic sound. I really do. Sometimes, I just replay the intro forever.

‘Supermarket Flowers’ is definitely the most bittersweet song on the album. Like ‘Afire Love’ from ✖️, it is about the death of his grandparent. Specifically, his grandmother. It’s very sweet and I like that it is written in the point of view of Ed’s mother.

‘How Would You Feel’ is a slow, soft ballad, for which Ed Sheeran is known. It’s great for relaxing, his voice is soothing and it’s beautiful. It’s even made one of my soundtracks for one of my books. It fits the relationship between two of my characters perfectly.

So that’s the first of the two albums I was waiting for this year. Twenty øne piløts, you’re next!


9 thoughts on “

    1. Thanks! I really love Ed Sheeran!
      You know what, I think it may be his best yet. Of course, I still love + and X, but this album is something really special. What do you think?
      And thanks for commenting!! 🙂

      1. I think X will always be my favorite, it was just such a good blend of pop and hip hop. But I’m liking Divide so far! What’s your favorite track after listening to it for a bit?

      2. I really don’t know which one is my favorite! It depends on my mood, I guess 😆

        Nancy Mulligan has such a great, catchy beat and I love the story it tells, but then there is Perfect, and I always love the slow love songs.

      3. Save Myself is also a song I should add to my favorites. It’s the first Ed Sheeran song that I really relate to…I think that this is my favorite. What’s yours, if you have one?

      4. All really good choices! Personally I’m really into Galway Girl and Eraser, they’re just so fresh and cool sounding 🙂

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