Underrated Albums: Divide
April 9, 2018
Ed Sheeran is an accomplished singer, songwriter, and record producer. His career took off when he signed with Asylum Records and released his first studio album + (Plus) in 2011. His single “The A Team” was his ticket to major fame and paved a path to his success.
In 2014, he released his second album x (Multiply), and finally in 2017, released ÷ (Divide). The album contains 16 tracks and time stamps at 59 minutes.
The album is mainly supported by it’s top hits “Shape of You” and “Perfect”, but also contains fantastic songs that are underappreciated such as “Happier” and “New Man”.
Sheeran caters to a variety of tempos and vibes in this album. From upbeat and bubbly “Bibia Be Ye Ye” to slow piano filled “Supermarket Flowers”, he covers it all.
He created a unique sound that changes from song to song throughout the whole album, but the lyrics are sentimental and sweet for the majority of them.
Songs that are definitely worth the listen are “Dive”, “What Do I Know?”, “How Would You Feel (Paean)”, “Castle on the Hill”, “Save Myself”, “Barcelona”, and “Galway Girl”.
His album gives an uplifting, get-up-and-dance sensation as you listen and is definitely worth the time checking out.