Ed Sheeran was in quarantine in Australia for two weeks as he was granted an exemption to enter Australia due to losing his friend Michael Gudinski. Gudinski was a legendary music promoter in Australia, he received a state funeral and had many music artists attend.
"In lockdown, I was able to have a guitar for quarantine and I always find the best way to process stuff is to write songs, be it good news, bad news or whatever and here is a song I finished last week," Ed Sheeran said before performing his new song.
The lyrics in the song were incredibly emotional and telling of Sheeran’ love for Gudinski,
I wish that heaven/ Had visiting hours/ So I just could show up/ And bring good news/ That she's getting older/ And I wish that you'd met her/ The things that she'll learn from me/ I got them all from you
"Can we just talk a while until my worries disappear?/ I'd tell you that I'm scared of turning out a failure/ He'd say, 'Remember that the answer's in the love that we create'/ So much has changed since you've been away,"
“I wish that heaven, had visiting hours and I would ask them if I could take you home but I know what they’d say, that it’s for the best-”
Ed Sheeran had to stop and recollect himself as it was an incredibly emotional performance. He quickly apologised and continued with his moving song.
This performance was outstanding and we’re proud of Ed Sheeran for opening up and sharing that song with the world. We can only imagine the number of people he helped to process that grief with that beautiful tribute.