I used to be in love with Taylor Swift. A friend of mine in high school, who listened to country music, sent me Teardrops on my Guitar when I was 16. This is back when MySpace was real and thriving. Taylor wasn’t known then and I fell in love with that song as I was going through the exact same thing at the time. My obsession began. And I’ve been an active participant in her last three world tours, which is how I was able to fall in love with Ed Sheeran’s music.
Ed was touring with Taylor and opened up for her show at Ford Field. I specifically remember how he sang Lego House and how enamoured I was with his talents. The way he writes his music is absolutely beautiful. The way he plays music is with a passion you rarely see anymore. He’s an inspirational artist, in the fact that he doesn’t try to put on a crazy show with thousands of outfit and stage changes. He plays his music and hopes everyone will be able to connect to it just by raw emotion. And, it works. It doesn’t hurt that he sings about love and romance in the best ways possible.
I couldn’t wait for his new album to come out when he announced it in January of this year. And it sure as shit didn’t disappoint. Last Saturday, I went to the local coffee shop to get some work done. I put on Divide in Spotify, but ended up staring blankly into space and listening to every note and lyric for over an hour. I didn’t manage to get any work done, but I fell deeper in love with his music, if that was even possible.
The track list for Divide is below:
- Castle on the Hill*
- Shape of You
- Galway Girl
- New Man
- Hearts Don’t Break Around Here
- What Do I Know?*
- How Would You Feel (Paean)
- Supermarket Flowers
- Bibia Be Ye Ye
- Nancy Mulligan*
- Save Myself
I’ve been dying to see a concert of his live, since I only got to see his opening set for Taylor Swift years and years ago.
I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see him in London, but his European tour sold out almost immediately!
He has just released his North America Tour dates that go on a pre-sale Monday the 13th, if you were one of the lucky people who registered by 10am EST today. Otherwise, it is open to everyone – if it isn’t all sold out by then – on the 17th, next Friday.
I personally didn’t register for the pre-sale as I have next to no money to be purchasing tickets to a concert right now. Sad panda.
But if you are one of the lucky ones who get to go, please tell me all about it! I will live vicariously through you until I am filthy rich. Muahahahah.
No just kidding. I probably won’t live through you.