ED SHEERAN's "We Are" Was Inspired By The Death Of His Friend

Brianne Constantino

Posted at November 07, 2018

Only diehard Ed Sheeran fans might've heard of his song "We Are". The song wasn't included in any of his official releases but was part of a live EP he recorded before making it big.

In a new biography, it was revealed that the song was inspired by the death of Ed's friend Stuart Dines after a school ski trip to Cologne in 2006. The song was actually played in his funeral. “Ed had to come to terms with the death of someone he saw practically every day. He resolved to write a song about his feelings. He composed it, he said, ‘whilst I got round to actually accepting it,'” wrote author Sean Smith.

It also happens to be the track that landed him a record deal after an executive from Atlantic spotted him performing the song in 2010.

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In other Ed Sheeran news, the "Perfect" singer was named the richest solo artist in the world last month, beating the likes of Taylor Swift and Adele. His company Ed Sheeran Ltd was reported to have a turnover of a whopping £36,293,611 with a graft profit of £27,376,900 which equates to £75,005 a day.

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