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!


He Broke His Leg When He Was Six…

If you heard the news earlier this week, you know exactly what I’m talking about. After a year off, Ed Sheeran informed his fans that he is coming back, with new music. Today is that day.
Ed Sheeran released two new singles this morning around 12:30 am. I was up, waiting in anticipation. As soon as I opened Spotify, all I saw was Ed Sheeran. I immediately listened to ‘Castle on the Hill’. Within the first two seconds, I was in love with the Celtic sound. I was not disappointed with this song at all. I’ve already lost count of how many times I’ve listened to it. 

‘Shape of You’ is more like a slower ‘Sing’, in my opinion, with it’s dance club sound. Still good, but not the acoustic sound I was hoping for. I do love it though. 

The two tracks are already at the top of the iTunes charts, which isn’t surprising. Everyone loves Ed Sheeran!