Ed Sheeran reflects on the journey of grief in moving new song ‘Eyes Closed’
Alongside the track, Ed released a corresponding music video, which features a blue creature following him like grief. In the release, he shared his inspiration for the music video.
“When I was thinking about the concepts for the music video ‘Eyes Closed’, I wanted to make a video inspired by movies like Harveywhere the main character has an imaginary friend who is a giant rabbit that no one can see”, the musician, who shares daughters Lyre2 and Jupiter10 months, with his wife Cherry Seaborn– explain. “There’s also a book I read to my daughters where sadness is encapsulated by an imaginary creature.”
Ed wanted to convey these ideas and feelings through the visuals.
“Often sadness is something that follows you everywhere, engulfing the rooms you find yourself in, and you can feel it and see it, but no one else around you can,” he continued. . “So I decided to make my own big blue monster for the video. It gets bigger and bigger as the video progresses, until it takes up entire rooms, and that’s all I can see, just like sadness.”