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So now there is the album, entitled +. "I'd like to say it's all about positivity, " Ed laughs, "but really it's just a cool sign that I love. It is also one step on from all the independent releases I have done. "
Ed's album was released in September 2011 (in the UK) and features a host of very special songs. "Small Bump" is a true story, with the most heart-wrenching twist, about a friend and her baby. "Lego House" is a love song that imagines a world where you can, ("pick up the pieces and build a lego house, and if things go wrong we can knock it down! "). "Wake Me Up" was written while sat, really drunk, under a tree by Jamie Foxx's pool (that's another story). "Grade 8" ("your body is my ball-point pen/ and your mind is my new best friend... ") sees Ed as a worrier/warrior with bloodshot eyes, his heartstrings being twanged by a virtuoso guitarist.
The truth is, there's not a bad song on it, precisely because Ed wouldn't dream of allowing there to be a bad song on it, he's that type of guy. As you will soon see. "I have slept on a different sofa every night for two and a half years so I can do this, " Ed says. "But the sofa thing can get lonely. I'm ready for my own place now; I'm ready for the next level. "
|Wake Me Up||3:49|
|You Need Me, I Don't Need You [Explicit]||3:40|
|Give Me Love||8:46|
Vinyl : (February 17, 2017)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: New Elektra
Sheeran was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, and moved with his family to Framlingham in Suffolk when he was a child. He has an older brother named Matthew,who works as a composer. Their parents, John and Imogen, are London-born. His paternal grandparents are Irish, and Sheeran has stated his father hailed from a "very large" Catholic family.
John is an art curator and lecturer, and Imogen is a culture publicist turned jewellery designer. His parents ran Sheeran Lock, an independent art consultancy, from 1990 to 2010. Their work usually took them to London, and they spent their weekends travelling with their children, while playing music. Sheeran's early childhood memories include listening to the records of Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton. According to Sheeran, the album that first introduced him to music was Van Morrison's Irish Heartbeat. During his childhood, John took him to a number of live concerts that would later inspire his musical creations. These included seeing Eric Clapton at the Royal Albert Hall, Paul McCartney in Birmingham, and Bob Dylan.