By Carly Saada
The moment we have all been waiting for has finally come– Ed Sheeran’s new album is finally out!
It’s been three years since this singer-songwriter has come out with a new album, but on March 3rd “Divide” was finally released! Sheeran is currently dominating the charts with “Shape of You”, which is still at Number 1 on the overall charts, and “Perfect”, “Castle on the Hill”, “Galway Girl”, “Dive”, “Happier”, and “Supermarket Flowers”– all of which are on the Top 100 current songs.
Sheeran has a way of giving you feelings about experiences you have never even experienced. Confusing, but you get it. If you need a good cry, definitely listen to “Supermarket Flowers”, which is about coping with losing a loved one. According to popsugar.com, the lyrics reflect the unimaginable loss he knew she must have been feeling (and still feels), and he wanted to honor his grandmother’s memory by keeping it on the album. “That’s the most special song on the record for me,” the singer told DJ Zane Lowe during a radio interview.
According to Billboard, “Sheeran became the first artist to debut in the top two spots on the Official U.K.’s Singles Chart in the same week, and he’s the first living British solo act to hold the top two chart positions in the same week.” Not only is he taking over the charts in the U.S., but also in the U.K.! This album has a little bit of everything, including traditional Irish music (“Nancy Mulligan” and “Bibia Bi Ye Ye”). Who knew Sheeran could incorporate so much into one album!
My personal favorite tracks are “New Man”, “Happier”, “Supermarket Flowers”, and “Galway Girl”. Each of these songs is very different, but they all have a great story to tell and will most definitely give you the feels!
Sheeran is also going on tour, and will be performing at the TD Garden in Boston on September 22nd of this year. Good luck getting into this sold-out venue!