Sir Ed Sheeran (he's not a knight, but I'm just saying—he should be) released the two first singles from his new album, Divide, two months ago on January 6. Since then, I have played "Castle on the Hill" two to three times a day, and found that "Shape of You" is the perfect soundtrack for spin class. You guessed it: I'm just slightly obsessed with Ed, so when Divide dropped today, I had a minor freakout. If you haven't listened to the album yet, you should probably go do that right now (it's on Spotify).
There are gorgeous ballads like "Supermarket Flowers" that make me cry every time Ed's voice wavers a little, and there are lovely nods to the singer's Irish heritage, like "Galway Girl" (which is already topping the charts in Ireland) and "Nancy Mulligan" (which is about his grandparents—how sweet is that??). Essentially, it's pure magic and has made my weekend.
I'm not the only one to have lost it upon hearing Divide; the internet is just as shaken, which makes me feel a bit better.
imagine thinking ed sheeran isn't one of the best artists of our generation
— ㅤ (@archiesdick) March 3, 2017
In tears listening to 'Supermarket Flowers' from @edsheeran's album. Such a beautiful song. Reminds me of my mumma. Missing you always
— P A R I S A (@Parisa) March 3, 2017
I'm...fine...I'm not listening Perfect by Ed Sheeran... what gives you that ide- FIGHTING AGAINST ALL ODDS I KNOW WE'LL BE ALRIGHT THIS TIME pic.twitter.com/jWi7TIzQKU
— Violet Baudelaire (@Jabberwocky_7) March 3, 2017
Ed Sheeran is a musical ginger wizard, blessed af
— ind (@Indiaessexx) March 3, 2017
If Ed Sheeran hasn't made you shed at least one tear today you are a heartless demon
— James (@_consume) March 3, 2017
Ed Sheeran saved 2017 again I can't believe it
— Sara• ACKLES SUPPORT (@JensenAcklesGod) March 3, 2017
— billboard (@billboard) March 3, 2017
I think we all just need to take a collective deep breath. And then play Divide all over again.