I've been wondering about the purpose of the (Paean) in Ed Sheeran's "How Would You Feel (Paean)" title.
I know paean means
a song of praise or triumph but what purpose does it serve in the song's title? This is the first song I've seen have something like this. Does adding it there serve have some kind of meaning, or is it just to label it as a song of praise?
I'm inclined to believe it's just a label, but if so, why? Other songs don't go around labeling themselves "Song Title (Sad)" or "Song Title (Happy)", so why did Ed do it here?