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If you haven’t already, you should go buy Ed Sheeran’s new album: Multiply. As anyone who listens to to Ed Sheeran knows, his songs always have a deep meaning with sentimental value. Although the songs Sheeran writes have the capacity to make a listener cry, his songs are beautiful nonetheless, in both his writing and performance. Sheeran also surprises all by only performing with his guitar.

Sheeran’s new deluxe album has 17 songs, three of them being singles. The singles include: “Sing,” “Don’t,” and “Thinking Out Loud.”

“Sing” was written and performed by Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams. This song is a very upbeat and energized, even prompting some critics, who are considered Sheeran’s debut into pop and R&B music may mean he’s leaving behind his folk-rock vibe. The song depicts an eventful night out. If you are looking for a song to jam to at maximum volume, this is it. 10/10

“Don’t,” originally meant to be the lead single of the album, is one of those songs with a hidden meaning. The song is about an old girlfriend who cheated on Sheeran with one of his close friends. The song is not slow nor deeply emotional, but it is a catchy, blues-y, yet modern song to jam to. 8/10

For a slower-paced song, listen to “Thinking Out Loud.” “Thinking Out Loud” is Ed Sheeran’s favorite song from the album. He describes it as a “walking down the aisle” kind of song. The song has a happy and romantic vibe that everyone would enjoy. 9/10

It seems as though Sheeran never runs out of things to write about. Rolling Stone says, “Each new day is a fresh chance for this guy to hit the bar, fall in love, get his heart stomped like a bug – and then dissect the gory remains over a pretty acoustic melody.”

As always, Sheeran impresses everyone with his new album bringing more and more surprises with the variety of music he shows in each track. The deluxe album has songs from movie soundtracks like The Hobbit (“I See Fire”) and The Fault in our Stars (“All of Our Stars”). Ed Sheeran gives a good mix of music everyone can enjoy, ranking this album 9/10.

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