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Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’

Sheeran’s Divide concurs all music lovers

Kahlil Dukes

Already making history as the fastest selling male artist album ever, Ed Sheeran’s Divide is a musical masterpiece. This is the British artist’s third album, as he put his heart, talent and creativeness into sixteen great songs. Divide almost broke the music streaming network Spotify after its release, and since has already gone double platinum.

While every track on Divide is a top 20 record on the UK charts, track “Shape of You” has become the most played song in US Top 40 history. Sheeran’s very emotional and sensitive side took part throughout most of the album, as he sang about his love life in “Perfect”, “Happier”, “Dive”, “How Would You Feel (Paean)” and “Hearts Don’t Break Around Here.” Also, “Castle on the Hill” is another very intimate song, in which Sheeran sings about home and his loved ones. 

“Barcelona” is one Sheeran’s more uptempo songs on the album, along with “Bibia Be Ye Ye” and “Nancy Mulligan.” In tough-love track “New Man”, Sheeran bashes his ex-girlfriend about her recent antics that show she probably is not “Happier” without him. In the hook of “New Man”, Sheeran sings: 

I don’t wanna know about your new man / cause if it was meant to be / You wouldn’t be calling me up trying to / Cause I’m positive that he don’t wanna know about me / I don’t wanna know about your new man, we’ll get there eventually / I know you’re missing all this kind of love / But I’m positive that he don’t wanna know about me.

Overall, Divide is an outstanding project as Sheeran uses a mixture of hip-hop, folk-pop and a bit of his own Irish roots to show not only talent but revolution in his craft. Sheeran seems to be much of a musical genius, as he can not only sing sentimental lyrics, but take you along for the journey of the story being told throughout each song. His beat-heavy and dance worthy songs can make a grandparent sway their head, while his most emotional and more meaningful tracks can make any listener burst into tears of fond memories. 

Sheeran brings life to all listeners with Divide, as it’s ‘sunset’ vibe is one in which music lovers can find very fulfilling and fun. It is more than fair to say that Divide is an album recommended for any, and everyone. 

Divide takes us all on a roller coaster, as it is filled with ups and downs. 
Just as life is.

 

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