Exclusive! Ed Sheeran Reveals The Touching Story Behind 'Supermarket Flowers'
Plus find out which song on his new album he thinks is the best single he's ever written...
Happy ÷ (Divide) day everyone! If, like us you've already played Ed Sheeran's new album a million times today, you'll no doubt have shed a tear to the touching 'Supermarket Flowers', the album's closing track (unless you went straight for the deluxe version).
In an exclusive interview with MTV, Ed told us the story behind 'Supermarket Flowers,' and having told him it nearly made us cry when we first heard it he replied "it's supposed to really make you cry!"
"'Supermarket Flowers' is about my grandmother," he revealed. "She was in a hospital near my house where I was making the album so I saw her quite a lot while making the album and she passed away while I was in the studio. So that's my first reaction for anything that happens to me, good or bad, pick up a guitar."
On ÷ being his best album yet, the 'Shape Of You' chart topper said: "I think artists always believe that their latest album is their best work to date. I mean it would suck if I'd made this album and would be like 'yeah but the last one was good but buy it though!, you know? I genuinely believe this is the best work that I've done."
He also singled out one particular stand out song from the album: "The first song I finished for the album was a song called 'Perfect' and that, I think, is my best song that I've written so it was off to a good start."
Watch our interview below to hear Ed talking about who his songs are about, making 'Galway Girl', shooting his music videos for 'Castle On The Hill' and 'Shape Of You' and more...
In other news, Ed also revealed to us that he's got a haunted cottage. Find out all about that here.
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