Ed Sheeran is one of my new favorite UK singer-songwriters.
I’ve been listening to his album, + (Plus), for the past few weeks, and still can’t quite describe him. His style is eclectic – including typical singer-songwriter songs, some beat-boxing, and even some rap verses. There’s a bit of Jason Mraz, James Morrison, Plan B, with hints of David Gray and Damien Rice. He’s great.
He has officially released two singles in the UK, “The A-Team” and “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You”, with each cracking the top 5 in the singles chart. His album, +, debuted at the top albums spot.
The album is new, refreshing, and diverse and one of my recent favorites.
The third single from the album is a track called “Lego House”. Fellow ginger, Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley from Harry Potter), stars in the video:
And since I haven’t posted these videos, here are the official music videos forÂ “The A-Team” and “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You”.
These two songs show the diversity and depth of Ed’s style. They are definitely two of the better tracks on the album. Other standout tracks include, “The City”, “Drunk”, “U.N.I.” and my favorite, “Small Bump”.
“You Need Me, I Don’t Need You”:
And here’s a live acoustic version of my favorite song on the album, “Small Bump”: