Ed Sheeran - + [LP] (Orange Vinyl)
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.''
01 The A Team
04 Grade 8
05 Wake Me Up
06 Small Bump
01 The City
02 Lego House
03 You Need Me, I Don't Need You
04 Kiss Me
05 Give Me Love