We really missed your rapping, Ed. I forgot how amazing his rapping truly was until I played this song. It was nice to hear Sheeran back in the same frame of mind as his old albums, but giving us a slap of reality.
Sheeran displays all the facts of life, from being in church to finding himself drinking and smoking. Eraser is a song that gives the truth of fame and what it does to a person.
The Feels: We listen to Ed pour out his heart and show us the reality of what happens int he limelight. He is thrown from his typical childhood roots into fitting in with the celebrities he is surrounded by. It hurts to hear Sheeran feel to vulnerable, but we have to admit we like the truth.
The Lyrics: Partially depressing, we do hear a raw Ed Sheeran admitting that being famous isn’t what you think. He admits to losing himself in it and really struggling with himself. It is nice to hear a version of Sheeran that we haven’t before. He knows what is going to hurt him, but he goes after it anyway.
The Beat: The beat isn’t our main focus in this piece. Honestly, it is just background noise to the rapping so it doesn’t take away from the meaning.