Sheeran co-wrote "Afterglow" with:
Former Evanescence member David Hodges, who contributed to the writing of three tracks on California
, including this tune. He has also co-penned hit songs for Kelly Clarkson ("Because Of You
"), Christina Perri ("A Thousand Years
") and Avril Lavigne ("Here's To Never Growing Up
Fred Gibson (Fred Again), who is a frequent Sheeran collaborator, including "I Don't Care
," and "Beautiful People
." He also produced the song together with Sheeran. Co-production is by Parisi.