Ed Sheeran released his third studio album, Divide ÷, on the 3rd of March.
The album is everything an Ed Sheeran would expect, and even more. See out favorite songs from the album below.
5. Bibia Be Ye Ye: The instrumentals to the song sound like something Flavour would kill, and Ed Sheeran shows his versatility by doing justice to a highlife beat. Part of the song, including the title, is written in Ghanaian language, Twi, courtesy British Ghanaian rapper Fuse ODG, and we love it.
4. Perfect: Ed Sheeran gave us the perfect wedding song with Thinking Out Loud on X, and gave us an even better wedding song with Perfect. This perfect love ballad (no pun intended) was written to his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, but we’re just going to go ahead and claim it for ourselves because its perfect.
3. Supermarket Flowers: This song was written from the point of view of Sheeran’s mum, and is an ode to his grandmother, who passed away just when the album was about completed. It’s touching and beautiful in so many ways, and all we can say is Hallelujah.
2. Shape Of You: Released as one of the album’s singles, Shape Of You shows a rare side of Ed Sheeran as he goes for a very upbeat dancehall jam. The song was originally written for Rihanna, but aren’t we glad that didn’t happen.
1. Nancy Mulligan: Nancy Mulligan is another tribute on Divide, this time to his paternal grandparents, Nancy “Anne” Mulligan and William “Bill” Sheeran. The song has this traditional Irish feel that I can’t shake off and makes me want to grab a pint of beer and hold hands with bearded strangers and dance. Definitely one of Sheeran’s best works ever.
Haven’t listened to Divide? You can buy it on iTunes here.