“Shape Of You” by Ed Sheeran is the one song that has consistently topped the charts and seemingly every 2017 list out there.

Whether you absolutely love the song, or it’s not necessarily your thing (you’re lying to yourself) — we can all agree “Shape of You” helped define our year in music. We can also all take away something from the inspiration and writing process behind the massive hit.

Join Ed Sheeran as he and the other guys behind it go over the making of the chart-topping song in a recent video from The New York Times.

How “Shape Of You” Came to Be