Have you listened to Ed Sheeran?
I know. He's not all that new. But considering he's 22 years old, he still qualifies as fresh in my book.
I was familiar with his song "The a Team"—it's been heavy in radio play for the past year—and I finally decided to check out the rest of his album.
I kind of love it. Like, love it.
Then I saw this clip of him performing live. It's this kind of thing that just makes me marvel. When someone has such a pure and effortless voice. This kid can sing and play. Like, for reals. In fact, I would go as far as saying if there has been a better song written in the past year, I haven't heard it. Haunting. Gorgeous. Insanely good.
Plus, he looks a bit like a muppet. What's not to love about that?
And I love his video featuring Rupert Grint as an Ed Sheeran wanna be. It makes me wonder if Ed is not a fan of lip syncing to his own videos.
If you haven't checked him out, it's worth it. Plus, he sings with a slight accent at times. You know how we Americans love that. At least this one does.
And if you like that song, check out his acoustic version. Simple and stripped down. So good.
This will be in heavy rotation on my summer play list.
I love talented people. This guy? He's the real deal.