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Ed Sheeran Released His New Album & I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying

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.

 

‪Quitting music, found a new job. New album out now – http://atlanti.cr/dlx-album‬

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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.

Also, this:

I think we all just need to take a collective deep breath. And then play Divide all over again.

Iris was the associate editor at Her Campus. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in communications and gender studies, but was born and raised in France with an English mother. She enjoys country music, the color pink and pretending she has her life together. Iris was the style editor and LGBTQ+ editor for HC as an undergrad, and has interned for Cosmopolitan.com and goop. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @irisgoldsztajn, or check out her writing portfolio here.
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