Did you think that Ed Sheeran was only notable for his folk pop style, sprinkled with some segments of rap? Think again, because he has just released his latest album ‘No.6 Collaborations Project’ that features everything from Spanish vocals with Cardi B to electro beats with Skrillex.
The highly anticipated album stretches Sheeran across a variety of genres, most of which we have never seen him perform before. This eclectic culmination of varying tones and styles, mark Sheeran as a quintessential artist, who is not only dynamic in talent, but complex in the experiences that have shaped him into the humble star we love. Sheeran explores themes of isolation, social anxiety, marriage and fame, in this album, which underscores the difficulty in navigating these experiences whilst selling a brand and being a public persona.
His recent marriage to Cherry Seaborn is glorified as his salvation from the pressure of fame and the crippling social anxiety that comes with being an internationally renowned pop star.
The songs “I Don’t Care” featuring Justin Bieber and “Cross Me” with Chance the Rapper and PNB Rock, are the modern day love poem to wife, Cherry. As Sheeran not only declares his fierce protectiveness and devotion to his wife, but also honours her as his escape from the crippling pressure of fame.
The rich vocals, coupled with celebrity power, makes this album a distinctive highlight in Ed Sheeran’s discography. The unparalleled dominance of Ed Sheeran in the music industry is perpetuated once again, which only further reinforces his iconic status.
The album features collaborations with rappers Travis Scott, 50 cent, Eminem to pop stars including Camilla Cabello, Cardi B and Bruno Mars. Stormzy, Chance the Rapper, Skrillex, Young Thug and Chris Stapleton also feature on the album, which leaves fans spoilt for choice.
Prepare to be enthralled by this album, as Sheeran makes it easy for fans to find a song to suit any vibe or mood.
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