“Castle on the Hill” is written about Ed Sheeran’s home in Framlingham, the Castle in the song is Framlingham Castle, and in January 2017, he was invited to perform at the Castle. Ed Sheeran has said that despite a similarity to the music of U2, the direct influence of the song came from “Fallen Empires” by Snow Patrol, a band he had toured with. He said: “I grew up on Snow Patrol, I didn’t grow up on U2, but I know that Snow Patrol grew up on U2, so I know [where] that influence had come [from].” He also said he wanted to make a song like “The River” by Bruce Springsteen, a song with similar reflective element. We like to play this song a lot, and hope that we have done it justice. Recorded 100% live at a recent practice session.