Ed Sheeran has released a moving new song in memory of his friend Jamal Edwards, who tragically passed away in February at the age of 31.
In a beautiful song that was made available online on Thursday, Ed Sheeran paid a moving tribute to Jamal Edwards, the founder of SBTV.
The music video begins with a shaky camera pointing at 31-year-old Sheeran, who is illuminated by two spotlights and standing in a circle of candles that have been lit.
Wearing a blue jumper and jeans, the music icon begins to rap: “Yo Jam, this is a letter to you, it’s been a while but it’s been hard for me to get in the booth.
“Since we last spoke I’ve become a father of two trying to live life with a smile but that’s been harder to do.
“Because all I want to do is talk about you, but these tears won’t let me talk about you. We should have known that we’d be lost without you.”
Edwards, a DJ and music entrepreneur who received an MBE in 2014 for his contributions to music, passed away on February 20 at the age of 31.
Sheeran posted an Instagram photo of the young couple shortly after Jamal’s death with the following caption: “I haven’t posted anything coz I can’t find the words, I can’t reply coz I don’t know what to say.”
“Jamal is my brother. His light shone so bright. He only used it to illuminate others and never asked for anything in return.
“A star’s light shines for millions of years after they go, and his will continue to light up every dark moment, we are all witnessing his power. I would not be here without him, professionally and personally.
“There will never be anything close to what he is, but I’m so grateful to have existed within his orbit. My brother, come on.