‘Featured Artist,’ Ed Sheeran, “The A Team”

June 7th, 2012  |  by Nels Thoreson   |  Published in Songs of the Day

Today’s “Featured Artist and Song of the Day” showcases Halifax, West Yorkshire, England’s own, Ed Sheeran, with his song, “The A Team,” off his album, The A Team-EP, through Asylum/Atlantic in the United Kingdom, and Elektra in the United States.  The EP was released in September of 2011, however, his new album, +, will be released on June 12th, with the featured song also on the album.  The record shot up the charts in the UK, reaching #1, and garnered him the well-deserved Brit Awards in the categories of Breakthrough Artist and Best Solo Male Artist.

He’ll not only be releasing his album in the US on June 12th, but making an appearance for a couple shows in New York, on June 11th (Bowery Ballroom), and the 12th (Music Hall of Williamsburg) .  Sheeran will then be back at the beginning of September for an extensive US tour, taking him throughout the country.  He’ll be here in Colorado, at the Bluebird Theater, September 28th.  Be sure to check out his tour dates to catch a show.

Sheeran is multi-talented in a range of genres, including acoustic, singer/songwriter, folk, hip-hop and doesn’t shy away from the occasional beatbox.  He’s an artist to continue to keep an eye on, and will be one to follow as he strolls down the troubadour’s road.

These words find there place in his song, “The A Team,”

“White lips, pale face
Breathing in snowflakes
Burnt lungs, sour taste
Light’s gone, day’s end
Struggling to pay rent
Long nights, strange men

And they say
She’s in the Class A Team
Stuck in her daydream
Been this way since 18
But lately her face seems
Slowly sinking, wasting
Crumbling like pastries

And they scream
The worst things in life come free to us
Cos we’re just under the upperhand
And go mad for a couple of grams
And she don’t want to go outside tonight
And in a pipe she flies to the Motherland
Or sells love to another man
It’s too cold outside
For angels to fly
Angels to fly…”

For updates, tour dates, and other news click on his website, you can get his music on iTunes, and follow him on his Facebook Page.  Here is Ed Sheeran, with his song, “The A Team,” enjoy,

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