Over the last week, my life has really changed for better thanks to the new album – Divide – that Ed Sheeran has blessed us with. It’s the best thing so far in 2017 that has happened (go on and judge me but it really has changed my life)
I have been listening to the album on repeat since it was released, I can’t just help myself.
I remember when Ed Sheeran said there were better songs in the album than Castle on the hill and Shape of you and I was just there thinking to myself “oh please Ed, you haven’t even listened to the album yourself”, but it was me who had not listened to it yet. When I finally got to, it was the best thing that I have ever listened to. All the songs in the album are actually too good for me to believe they are from one artist, I mean how can one brain be that creative? How can someone write songs that are so perfect?
Perfect lyrics, perfect vocals, perfect beats and instrumentals. There is nothing to hate about the whole album actually.
I do agree with Ed though, that there are better songs than shape of you and castle on the hill in that album.
I can’t help but notice the sadness in some of the songs . Which makes me think that they have been written by someone who is hurt. Someone who has gone through so much.
And Ed, as I listen I keep asking myself, what did we do to you to deserve such good music? Did we hurt you? Did we show you so much love? What did we do?
Who hurt you Ed?
I hope you didn’t go through anything you’ve written, I do realize that I have gone through some of those events myself. Even though I relate to most of the songs in the album just like a few people do relate to the songs, it feels sad to imagine someone like Ed might have gone through such things. To me, a musician or any artist of some sort is the last person I would want to see hurt. These are the people that entertain us and bring a smile if not laughter in our lives. Why would anyone want to hurt such an awesome person?
Anyway, here is what I thought of the awesome album……..didn’t want this post to be too long so I just scribbled up tiny bits of words about each song.
Sometimes I skip this one and listen to the next song. Or I just skip to the chorus which I enjoy more.
• Castle on the hill
Released as one of the two singles in the Divide album, the pop love song has a quick tempo throughout and it gets you on your feet as soon as it starts.
When listening to this, I like to imagine I am the one performing it. Because the vocals are too sweet, strong and perfect. The instruments too are classic
• Shape of you
The dancehall beats will get you dancing even if you don’t want to. The mixture of the instruments in the song bring out a good rhythm. Ed says he wrote the song and thought Rihanna would sing it better but later on he decided to keep it for himself. A cover by Riri would be awesome.
I love this one. The type of song I would want him to sing for me on my wedding day …..Or on that engagement day.
The beats are soothing and one can slow dance and catch emotions as the tempo rises slowly.
• Galway girl
Made me want to do a cover of the song the first time I listened to it and then I remembered I can’t rap at all. It’s an Irish song and now I am going to be a fan of Irish songs if they all sound this good.
This one sounds like it was written by an ex who wishes they didn’t lose you. Wishes they could have you back even if they think you look happier now without them. I pity that kind of an ex though…….realizing that someone was good after you have lost them is one of the worst thing that could happen to someone.
• New man
This one sounds like it was written by an ex-boyfriend who knows he was too good for you and he is like trying to show you that you lost when you left him. And your new man aint nothing compared to him. By the look of things, your new man sounds more like a fuckboy.
• Hearts don’t break around here
A song with good lyrics. I would want to be in that place where hearts don’t break though. His vocals are so soothing and sweet in this song
• What do I know
I love this one, it’s a song that every musician and instrumentalist should know word by word…it’s like an anthem or something
I love the instruments in it too and the lyrics have a good message too.
We could change this whole world with a piano
Add a bass, some guitar, grab a beat and away we go
Love can change the world in a moment
• How would you feel
A slow tempo song. The kind of song you would want your lover to sing for you and you would be theirs forever.
• Supermarket flowers
This is one of the sad songs in the albums. It reminds you of all the special people you have lost. I have cried a few times while listening to it
Song makes me think I have been to Barcelona.
• Bibia bi ye ye
A song that all the Africans can relate to. The African beats are perfect and you wouldn’t even think its Sheerans song anyway. He says he wrote it in Ghana and I am kinda jealous it wasn’t Kenya.
• Nancy Mulligan
Gets me dancing all over.
The instruments are also quite something unique.
• Save myself
I relate to this song like 100%. I even think I am the one who wrote it and Ed stole it, but we all know I am not that creative when it comes to words.
I gave all my oxygen to people that could breathe
I gave away my money and now we don’t even speak
I know how it feels when you are always there for people but when you need them you realize you are on your own.
A Lover of Ed Sheeran’s Work.