Ed Sheeran’s 20 Most Heartbreaking Ballads, Decoded
Ed told Music-News that “One” was the last song he ever wrote about the relationship that inspired Plus so, yes, this is another song that’s probably about Alice. Something tells us that wasn’t the healthiest relationship. Multiply was Ed’s first album following his debut, and he said that writing “One” was like his closure for both Plus and for his relationship. He also said that it’s the only song on Multiply about that relationship, but since “Shirtsleeves” was written while he was with Alice, “The Man” was about the aftermath of their breakup, and he’s later said a few songs on his second album were about her, we’re thinking he’s not always the most reliable narrator.