The song that Ed Sheeran insists was responsible for his first record deal was written about a dead pal, according to a new book.
We Are doesn’t appear on any of the singer/songwriter’s albums, and according to Sean Smith’s new biography that may be because it’s too special.
Smith claims the song, which did appear on an early Sheeran EP, was written about the death of the star’s friend Stuart Dines.
Dines lost his life on a school ski trip in Cologne, Germany in 2006, and We Are was reportedly played at his funeral.
“Ed had to come to terms with the death of someone he saw practically every day,” Smith tells NME.com. “He resolved to write a song about his feelings. He composed it, he said, ‘whilst I got round to actually accepting it’.”