Ed Sheeran has another hit on his hands as his new song “Happier” just hit the top trending spot on YouTube with over 10 million views. The first thing fans notice from the new song and video is that Sheeran returned to the use of puppets to tell the story. He used puppetry in his video for “Sing” and this method has a high appeal for his fans. Emil Nava directed the video that depicts a moment that occurred in Sheeran’s life involving witnessing his ex with another man. Many of Sheeran’s fans have remarked they found the video extremely relatable even though it uses puppets.
The video’s release occurred while Sheeran is on a world tour. Those who access the video will find current dates and locations for their area. Sheeran’s tour ends in November 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia.
The song really hits home for anyone who has endured a breakup then had to watch their ex-partner go on happily with someone else. Sheeran’s character struggles with watching the pair then tries to drown his sorrows in drink and song.
You may watch the video for Ed Sheeran’s hit song “Happier” in the player below.
Sheeran is no stranger to success and right before releasing the video for “Happier” his previous single “Perfect” topped YouTube at over one billion views. But what has been taking people by surprise is how easily they have identified with red-haired, puppet Ed Sheeran as he laments his heartbreak in the video.
The video not only features Ed Sheeran in puppet form, but his ex-girlfriend is crafted out of balloons and her new boyfriend is a red, furry puppet that resembles Elmo.
Some of the comments on social media compared the video to Sesame Street, but that might have helped make the video more relatable to those watching.
The year is turning out to be a successful one for Sheeran who according to a recent announcement is a 2018 Radio Disney Music Award nominee.
The Radio Disney Music Awards take place on June 23, 2018, and fans expect to see a big night for Sheeran.
What do you think of Ed Sheeran’s new song “Happier?” Do you find the puppets distracting or easy to relate to?