By Andrew Hunter
Ed Sheeran returns with X or full name (multiply) after the success of first album + ..(plus) see a pattern there people £100 the third one is divide or minus . I’m not an Ed Sheeran fan lets get that out of the way, but X has become the fastest selling UK album in 2014, the album is also the most streamed album ever in a single week on Spotify. So whats the big deal with Ed Sheeran? I tried listening to the new album which was a bit of a push, the opening track ‘One’ is Ed being drunk and in love, listening to sad songs… singing in a high pitched tone ... much like the rest of the album, which is Ed naming various alcoholic beverages, while rapping/pining with an acoustic guitar. I still didn’t get it , the more I listened the more I wondered WHY!? He is singing about sitting on the sofa being sad, watching DVD’s being heart broken, taking recreational drugs, being incredibly drunk, getting takeaway pizza. People are loving it .Maybe he is just like everyone else, I thought.
Now don’t get me wrong Ed seems like a nice guy seen him on TV, from that he seems a good guy dresses normal doesn’t stand out, he is just a normal person. Ed even introduced Courtney Cox and her Snowpatrol keyboardist fiancé Johnny McDaid to each other, good for you Ed spread the love bro. That’s the appeal he’s the normal guy…. But then I thought he’s not a normal guy. He has the fastest selling UK album in 2014 he knows Monica from friends…. He’s not a normal guy … he is incredibly rich …. He’s not a normal guy, he travels the world playing sold out shows .. He’s not a normal …..Well you get it. Its one big lie, a charade, a farce, the regular can make it, and he is singing about the usual stuff, why should we want more from society when Ed is singing about takeaway pizza ? Ed isn’t eating take away pizza. I f he is it is Pizza Express .