Ed Sheeran eyes “transition into nation” music, shares new model of ‘Life Goes On’ with Luke Combs


Ed Sheeran may sooner or later make the soar to nation music, based on a brand new interview and a brand new collaboration with Luke Combs.

Whereas in Texas for the Academy of Nation Music awards, Sheeran revealed in a brand new interview with Billboard that he would “like to transition into nation,” including that he speaks to his spouse in regards to the concept “on a regular basis”.

“I really like the tradition of it, I simply love the songwriting. It’s similar to sensible songs,” Sheeran defined.

Having lived in Nashville, Texas throughout two intervals in 2013 and 2018, Sheeran instructed Billboard that he’s impressed by native songwriters: “It’s like a neighborhood. There’s probably not a spot in Europe the place you possibly can level and say, ‘That’s the house of songwriting,’” he says. “It’s not only for nation music. Nashville is only a hub of unbelievable songwriters, unbelievable performers. And I actually felt impressed simply being there being round everybody.”

Elsewhere within the interview, he additionally shared that he wouldn’t have paid a lot consideration to the style if it hadn’t been for Taylor Swift: “I’d by no means actually listened to nation music as a child rising up. It was solely being on Taylor’s Purple tour and residing in Nashville and her mainly introducing me to that facet of it.”

Sheeran has additionally shared a brand new model of ‘Life Goes On’, this time that includes nation singer Luke Combs. The pair additionally carried out the observe on the ACM Awards on Thursday, Could 11.

Ed Sheeran most just lately launched his lates album ‘-‘ (‘Subtract’) on Could 5. The file scored a three-star evaluate from NME‘s Nick Levine, who wrote: “Most of ‘-’ is doggedly one-paced, an usually downside of Dessner’s mellow manufacturing stylings. If it turns into slightly samey in locations, it could possibly be argued that that is an genuine illustration of the psychological well being points Sheeran was working by on the time. Definitely, a few of his lyrical refrains – breaking waves, falling tears – add to the impression that ‘-‘ is an unfiltered snapshot of this artist’s mindset at an particularly low ebb.”

The album has since gone on to turn into the fastest-selling album of 2023, that means it could mark a sixth consecutive Quantity One album for the singer-songwriter.

In line with the Official Charts Firm, ‘Subtract’ has already collected over 56,000 chart models, which is greater than some other album that was launched this yr. Lana Del Rey’s ‘Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Beneath Ocean Blvd.’ beforehand held the file with 41,000 chart models throughout its first week.


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