Ed Sheeran‘s new album Divide is dropping sometime today, and while we wait for that glorious moment, we’re listening to him talk on Zane Lowe‘s show.
During the show, Ed opened up about all the tracks on the record and wanted this one particular song to be the biggest song of his career — “Perfect”.
“I just wanted to beat ‘Thinking Out Loud’. I wasn’t in any other mind,” he shared about the track. “I wanted to beat ‘Thinking Out Loud’ because I know that song was gonna define me and that was gonna be the song in fifty years like when you have one song like that you’re that artist but when you have two or three songs like that that’s when you start to be like Van Morrison.”
Ed adds about the song, “But with ‘Perfect’, it was like I need to right the best love song of my career and I need to do it one hundred percent me so everyone will listen to it and be like ‘oh f***, no, he actually can do it.’”
“So the inspiration for the song was actually being at James Blunt’s house in Ibiza playing Future ‘March Madness’ dancing on the lawn. Which is ‘barefoot on the grass dancing to our favorite song’ which happened to be Future March Madness but I had that ‘We were just kids when we fell in love, Not knowing what it was, I will not give you up’…And I had that and I was like right let me just flesh that out and the song happened and was sort of finished that day, kind of sat on it for a bit, knew it was special.”
Zane Lowe x Ed Sheeran Pt. 2 Track By Track