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Ed Sheeran shares emotional experience with his Grandmother while writing Supermarket Flowers + EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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.

Ed Sheeran released his first album in nearly three years, Divide, in early March, and we can’t get enough. In addition to blessing us with hits like “Shape of You,””Galway Girl,” and “Perfect,” he also gave his fans an extraordinary gift with his song “Supermarket Flowers.” The extremely emotional ballad is actually sung from his mother’s point of view, who Ed explained lost her mother (his grandmother) while he was making the record.

The lyrics reflect the unimaginable loss he knew she must have been feeling (and still feel), and he wanted to honor his grandmother’s memory by keeping it on the album. “That’s the most special song on the record for me,” the singer told DJ Zane Lowe during a radio interview. “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.” For anyone who has experienced loss in their life, the song is beautifully therapeutic, capturing the big sadness felt by doing the smallest of things.



Ed’s revealed the real inspiration for the much-loved, heartfelt song…

Since it came out, we’ve been obsessed with Ed Sheeran’s incredible album ‘Divide’ as we go through the rollercoaster of emotions it takes us on. But there was one track that stood out to us…’Supermarket Flowers’. It’s full of emotion and Ed’s stunning vocals get us in the feels every single time we hear it, leaving us a bit teary after each listen. But whilst many people thought the song was about Ed’s mum, it turns out it’s not. Now he’s revealed the true inspiration behind the track and it’s actually about his grandmother.

 



In an interview with Zane Lowe, Ed explained, “That’s the most special song on the record for me. 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 revealed that he wasn’t initially going to include the song on ‘Divide’, but his grandfather encouraged him to do so. “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.”

 

“[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 up in a poignant line but it was the truth.” It was that line which first convinced most people that the song was about Ed’s mum, but it turns out the song is actually written from her perspective rather than about her. Ed went on to add, “She was one of the nicest women you’d ever meet and she was my mom’s mom. It was written from my mom’s point of view; it was choosing loads of specific things and then just finishing it as a song.”Well either way we still absolutely love this track!

 

Watch Ed Sheeran’s grandmothers last video of talking about Ed & listening to his songs :

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6 Comments

  1. You are such a gift to the music world..a very promising artist that is everyone’s favorite. I love your song Perfect..i can sing it perfectly by now after two weeks of continuous singing with you in youtube. Lol

  2. Supermarket flowers song was awesome I cried through it. I was told i have stage 4 colon cancer, I know it is really hard on my kids. But i am not gonna let this win. So supermarket flowers hit a spot in each one of us. I also love all of Ed songs especially Perfect.

  3. My Mom died a year and a have ago, I took care of her for the last 5 years. There was no crying until I listened to Super Market Flowers. It hit me like a ton of rocks and the tears came. Will be reading the words at her celebration of life:). Thank you Ed..beautiful song❤

  4. I have to say thank you Ed for the song Supermarket Flowers 🌺, my dear old mum passed away on the 14 th of October 2017 and I had bought this album not knowing that this song was on it. You could think it was written for her, it was the only time I cried for her and I was alone in the car driving back to Brisbane from Sydney with my ms ashes in the car! I played it over and over till I New each word in song. 💚❤️💛 Thank you.

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