Castle On The Hill
Ed Sheeran has, recently become THE songwriting dynamo around the pop music scene. His songs are heartfelt, touching, and delivered having a uniqueness seldom familiar with the pop music market. His Lyrics are generally scathingly harsh, and smooth as silk, sometimes delivering both using the utmost of ease.
Ed Sheeran writes from the world around him, giving the listener a genuine insight into his world, not a world that the record producer, out of touch with real people wants you to hear.
As music is really a very subjective selection of article writing, I welcome comments or suggestions, but when again don't forget, this is only My estimation and most certainly not a definitive run-down, or greatest hits list.
So, without further ado, the very best 3 Ed Sheeran best songs, when i see it;
1. Small Bump.
Being a parent, this song just provides me with chills. Behind an excellent beat, a touching melody and ambient keyboards in the background colored with perfectly sung harmony, The storyline he tells is touching and ultimately tragic. Ed wrote the song for any close friend after her experience with a miscarriage. I still can't understand why this song only managed to get into the top 30 on the UK charts. A brilliant, bittersweet real-life song will be able to only assume was written with love. Genius.
2. The A-Team
Ed's most successful song, and the first Ed Sheeran song I heard. It had been written after he played a gig in a homeless shelter. Ed has said he was so shocked through the stories he had heard, he felt compelled to inform the plight of so many, that so few choose to listen to. Painted over an upbeat, even gentle tempo the lyrical content is dark, almost terrifying. I've known this song to have been used during wedding ceremonies because the bride is walking down the aisle. Possibly not the best choice.
But with an uber catchy melody, flawless guitar work and his incredible delivery. It is impossible to depart this song from my list.
3. Lego House
Finally, my last selection of my Best three Ed Sheeran Best Songs. Lego Home is everything that Ed Sheeran is, an acoustic crossover, taking Rap/Hip Hop, and Pop songwriting, mixing it all up inside a melting pot of awesome. The film clip for this song is gold, using Rupert Grint, (Ron from Harry Potter) as his stalker. A great song, with an excellent video.
There it is, my Best three Ed Sheeran Best Songs.
Castle On The Hill
This young singer/songwriter has played shows prolifically, playing greater than 311 Shows this year alone. A hard working musician together with his talent for lyrics, standout melodies as well as an emotionally charged live show will invariably have a fan base, and will also have my admiration.