Ed Sheeran is going to have fans in a puddle of tears once they hear the final song on his new album, Divide.
The track titled “Supermarket Flowers,” is an emotional and personal song for the musician because as he revealed in a new interview, it was written in memory of his late grandmother.
“My grandmother was very ill during the time I was making the record and passed away at the end of me making the record so we wrote this song as a tribute and just left it on,” Ed explained.
Losing someone so special to him also had the “Shape of You,” singer thinking twice about releasing the song altogether and putting it on the album since it was so close to his heart. Though it was his grandfather who ultimately pushed the singer to share it with the world.
“My grandfather just turned to me [at the funeral], he was like you have to put that out, that has to go on the record. It’s such a good memory, that’s why it’s ended up on there,” Ed said.
"[It was] Really hard to write, yeah. Very easy at the same time in terms of its flow. Because there was no trying to think of poignant lines and being like you know death is this or like life is this. It was just so spot on and the lyric of ‘you are an angel in the shape of my mom’, that could end upping a poignant line but it was the truth,” he continued to say.
We can’t imagine how difficult it was for Ed to lose someone so special to him, but it’s wonderful to see that he was able to take such an experience and cathartically put it into his music as a way to not only heal, but share the memory of a woman so near and dear to his heart.
Not only has "Supermarket Flowers" and its message gone viral, but the whole album seemingly has as well. Ed is literally taking over the music world in more countries than we can count. Nine of the tracks on Divide are taking space on the top 10 singles charts in the UK, the album is number 1 in Australia and he's sitting at the top of charts in Italy, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and Netherlands – just to name a few.
It really is the year of Ed and it seems like he is not slowing down anytime soon. It's the content of this album that has really grabbed his fans' attention and garnered even more followers. People can relate to it and that's why Ed and Divide is everywhere!
Even though "Supermarket Flowers" may have been written from a period of grief, he sure does have something to celebrate now.
Listen to "Supermarket Flowers,” below and let us know what you think of the song in the comments section.