Immediately (March 24), the singer unveiled the only and its accompanying music video, by which he struggles with love and loss after the tragic passing of two of his closest pals Jamal Edwards and Australian cricketer Shane Warne.
Whereas ‘Eyes Closed’ is a pop-leaning minimize, it’s actually a harrowing monitor about “shedding somebody, feeling like each time you exit and also you count on to only stumble upon them, and all the things simply reminds you of them and the belongings you did collectively,” Sheeran defined through a press assertion.
“You sorta must take your self out of actuality generally to numb the ache of loss, however sure issues simply carry you proper again into it.”
Watch the music video for Ed Sheeran’s ‘Eyes Closed’ under.
Within the video, Sheeran is adopted round by an enormous, fluffy blue creature that solely he can see. Talking on the themes of the video, the singer mentioned: “After I was pondering of ideas for the ‘Eyes Closed’ music video, I needed to make a video impressed by films like Harvey, the place the principle character has an imaginary buddy who’s a large rabbit that nobody can see. There’s additionally a ebook I learn my daughters the place disappointment is encapsulated by an imaginary creature.”
:Usually disappointment is one thing that follows you round, engulfing the rooms you’re in, and you may really feel and see it, however nobody else round you’ll be able to. So I made a decision to create my very own huge blue monster for the video. He will get greater and greater because the video goes on, til he takes up complete rooms, and is all I can see, similar to disappointment.”
‘Eyes Closed’ is the primary single to launched from Ed Sheeran’s upcoming album ‘-‘ (pronounced ‘Subtract’). That file is ready to reach on Could 5 through Asylum/Atlantic (pre-order/pre-save right here), with a Disney+ documentary Ed Sheeran: The Sum of it All premiering on Could 3.
Earlier this week, Sheeran shared that following the demise of Jamal Edwards, he “felt like I didn’t need to stay anymore,” elaborating that “these ideas have been dangerous sufficient, however disgrace arrived as their companion. They appeared egocentric, particularly as a father. I really feel actually embarrassed about it.”
Sheeran has additionally revealed plans for a posthumous album to be launched following his demise. That file might be a progressive work, with the singer planning to “add songs right here and there” all through the remainder of his profession.