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miércoles, 25 de junio de 2014

Multiply yourself with Ed Sheeran's new album (ok that was poor)



I was up until late yesterday just to listen to the album and it didn't disappoint, it is in fact, beautiful. But... I kind of miss some depth in this album, because all the songs are good but not all of them are deep and overthought like I feel they were in the previous album. But Hey! he is growing and changing and all that stuff so let's see where we develop from here. What I wanted to say is that I'm glad I waited almost three years for this. Let's start with the songs in "x"

Ed Sheeran – One: Appearently this is the last song Eddie wrote about his muse for "+" so it's obviously good. It's a ballad, really quiet and one of the things I like the most about it is that you can actually hear all the instruments pretty clearly (like in every other ed's song). Oh god when it comes to Eddie I can't even...



Ed Sheeran – I'm A Mess: Fun fact about this one --> It was written in a shower and also it was the first one I've learned with guitar from this album. In this song Teddy sings that he is a mess and looks for sweet surrender. He also says "Before tonight I wanna fall in love" which I don't know why makes me feel incredibly sad (not that much don't worry). Let's omit the phrase "put your faith in my stomach". It's is an incredibly simple folk song that mixes great with the background of voices and guitar riffs.

Ed Sheeran – Sing: This one is like R&B meets pop and Ed's guitar? At least that's how I see it. Ed said this one was "out of his comfort zone" but I absolutly love it and I'm glad it was the album's first single because it gave it the attention it deserved (so many its). We all live for Ed's falsetto and you know it, so don't say you don't like this song because you do ;)

Ed Sheeran – Don't: MY JAM!!!!! Kind of explicit isn't it? But it's good. Teddy said it was a bit personal and that he was doubting about putting it in the album. BUT PLEASE! It describes incredibly perfectly (what the f?) how an appearently perfect and happy relationship develops. Just pay attention to this and tell me it is not awesome:
                                                    And I never saw him as a threat
                                 Until you disappeared with him to have sex of course
                                                   It's not like we were both on tour
                                     We were staying on the same fucking hotel floor

Ed Sheeran – Nina: This one is about Nina Nesbitt? (too basic maybe). Teddy sings to someone call Nina, telling her that he's no good and that he can't commit at the moment because he is on tour and everything. This one is catchy so keep an eye on it.

Ed Sheeran – Photograph: This song is THE SONG. Let me cry while I listen to it. Photograph is for me the best song in the album and the one that shows me that "+" Eddie stills here (no  seriously I'm feeling the tears now). The drums fit perfectly in this song and I can also hear the guitar perfectly and a piano sometimes. It's an ode to love just by listenning to the lyrics I get goosebumps. This song is romantic and I love it.

Ed Sheeran – Bloodstream: It has references to chemicals alcoholism and dark stuff. Eddie shows his vulnerable side with sincere lyrics. As many other songs this one shows how scared he is to be left alone and so he asks for forgiveness. If it is about real events it was probably written during a hard time when he felt kind of hopeless. He sings: I've been sitting here for ages, ripping out the pages, how'd I get so faded?

Ed Sheeran – Tenerife Sea: I love the guitar in this song, and how the song is so romantic and full of feelings. Eddie S tells his lover that he is so in love and that he loves everything about her. I like the fact that he seems to pay attention to every single detail he loves about this certain person, and how he points them out in this song. SO BEAUTIFUL OH MY! When the Should this be the last thing I see line comes is too much.


Ed Sheeran – Runaway: LOOPED VOCALS AGAIN!!!!!! I'm personally not very interested in this song but I have to say the instrumental is AWESOME, the mixture is genious. I'm going to see Eddie perform live in November a day before my birthday and I'm curious about this one.

Ed Sheeran – The Man: "You need me, I don't need you" vibe isn't it? Vulnerable song again, really open, that speaks about his fears of fame, love, chemicals maybe? I don't know but this one is a song to be overanalyzed and it's 1.57 AM. I leave it to open interpretation. Just saying it's almost a TOTALLY rap song.

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud: This is a happy song about a longlasting relationship (a life-lasting one I'd say) and it also makes me cry. Eddie sings that he loves his girl above everything and forever and he pictures a lovely scene of him and his partner loving each other when they are older, he says it is a "walk down the aisle song" I love the lyrics forever too: 
When my hairs all but gone and my memory fades
And the crowds dont remember my name
When my hands don't play the strings the same way 
I know you will still love me the same

Ed Sheeran – Afire Love: I needed to put this one, because you seriously need to listen to it. But it is too personal for me to write about it at the moment. It is in the Deluxe version of the album, also the bridge of this song is too much.

PS: Hope you love this album as much as I do! What do you think about it?
PS2: Tomorrow I'll  probably review Lewis Watson's album because he streamed it for his mailing list (I'm included there). But if you're interested in another kind of post I could try and make a double update.
PS3: SERIOUSLY THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMMENTING AND READING AND CLICKING THIS BLOG!!! Also, Sabine B you're awesome, your comments always make me smile.

♥ See you tomorrow beautiful people ♥
Vlada