I’d say 95% of [my songs] are autobiographical, yeah. And then sometimes… a song like Happier, for instance, is an experience I’ve experienced but it wasn’t necessarily in New York on that specific street seeing someone outside. But you know, it was like, sometimes I’ll draw from things I have experienced and then create a scenario where it, um, I don’t know, it’s a bit more… ‘song.’ Yeah. 'Cause everything that’s in that song happened over the course of like four years rather than one specific moment. So I think it’s, yeah, it’s better to have an artistic license with stuff like that.
— Ed Sheeran for RTL, March 13, 2017. [x]