Album Review: Divide by Ed Sheeran

Danielle Stevens, Editor

On March 3, 2017, Ed Sheeran released an amazing album titled Divide. The album features sixteen different songs, including his very well-known hits “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill”.

When Divide first came out, there were half a million copies sold by the end of that week.

One of the reasons why I liked Divide was because Sheeran poured his emotions out on all the songs. His song “Castle on the Hill,” was like a flashback on his life in Suffolk, England as a child. It might trigger some nostalgia for you as you think of the past.

The best thing about Divide was how relatable some of the songs were. His song “Save Myself” is about people who always feel down, making it relatable to some people who listen to it.

The most awe-inspiring thing about Divide is that it had a different meaning for each song, he didn’t just keep one genre, he sang different kinds of genres, from latin to pop.

The songs are not all sad and lovey-dovey, there are also upbeat songs to dance to. His song “Barcelona” has more of a latin flavor, whereas “Hearts Don’t Break Around Here” is more of a slow beat describing how “sweet” his current girlfriend Cherry Seaborn is.

Divide is one of Sheeran’s best-selling albums so far. He sings from within the heart and that’s why I enjoy everything about him. He also has some pretty catchy songs that can get stuck in your head and it will be stuck in your head for the next few weeks.

Divide was a very awesome album. I have only been a fan of Ed Sheeran for a few years now, but this album is my favorite besides X, an album that was released in 2014.

My favorite song to relax with from Divide is “Happier” because it has such a slow beat and it’s one of those songs you can listen to after a breakup or a hard day.

Lastly, my favorite song to jam out to is “Shape of You” because it’s extremely catchy and it has such an awesome beat.

If you haven’t already, you should listen to Divide by downloading it on iTunes for $12.99 or purchase the CD at almost any supermarket. I promise it is worth the money. You won’t regret it!