The A Team by Ed Sheeran

April 2, 2012
By BlackbirdFly BRONZE, Nicholasville, Kentucky
BlackbirdFly BRONZE, Nicholasville, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird."
-Paul McCartney


I turn on the radio and hear yet another bubblegum-my pop song about partying/teenage love/summer and sigh. Frustrated, I turn to YouTube, but for what? I don't know what I'm looking for. I sit back and close my eyes, thinking. In the back of my mind I vaguely remember reading a Tweet about an album titled The A Team by some guy named Ed Sheeran. So I searched. I clicked on a video for the title track. As the soft, bouncy guitar notes begin, I hear the start of the lyrics:
"White lips, pale face.
Breathing in the snowflakes.
Burnt lungs, sour taste.
Light's gone, day's end..
Struggling to pay rent.
Long nights, strange men."
I close my eyes and smile. Finally, real music.

The A Team is sung by 21-year old English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. His music isn't what you'd typically hear in today's society. His music isn't for those searching for a popping party song. No, his music is for people who want something real. Something with a deeper meaning.

Personally, I enjoy good music, which is hard to find from most of today's artists. And in the world of this generation, it's hard to find an artist with real talents that writes about something deeper than how sick a party was or how many chicks they've hooked up with. Ed Sheeran is one of those rare artists. His music has meaning. His album, The A Team (EP) includes the title track, Firefly, Fall, and Give Me Love. For those of you that also like music, The A Team is highly recommended.


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