Ed Sheeran – Visiting Hours | Lyrics Meaning & Song Explained

Ed Sheeran just announced his 2021 album ‘= (Equals)’ and released the second single from the album. They say music can heal broken hearts. Ed Sheeran’s new single “Visiting Hours” might be a prime example of this. Passing on 4.4 million deaths worldwide from the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is filled with broken hearts right now. In this song, Ed Sheeran bids farewell to someone he held close to his heart.

“Visiting Hours” is the second single from Ed Sheeran’s fourth studio album ‘= (Equals).’ This is Ed Sheeran’s first major project since his collaborative album ‘No. 6’ in 2019 and follow-up to his mathematic’s inspired album series. Announcing the album, Ed Sheeran commented his experiences that inspired this brand new album; “I’ve been through love, loss, new life, grief and everything in between during the whole period of writing it, and I feel like it’s really a coming of age record.”

Ed Sheeran explained the meaning behind this song; “The next song off of it is called Visiting Hours, which I finished for my friend Michael who sadly passed away this year.”

Listen to “Visiting Hours” by Ed Sheeran

Buy the album on Apple Music & Amazon


Ed Sheeran debuted the song at the state funeral held for legendary Australian music personality Michael Gudinski held in March 2021. Other artists such as Kylie Minogue, Paul Kelly, Jimmy Barnes, and Sting also performed at this memorial ceremony.

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