About two years ago, I came across a young ginger by the name of Ed Sheeran on YouTube. I can recall being incredibly intrigued by his style, the way he sang and played his tiny guitar. Then, I found out he writes his own material, which is becoming a rare commodity, and I couldn’t figure out why he wasn’t being played on the radio, or why I had never even heard of him prior to this accidental find.
Sheeran has the ability to hold a crowd with nothing than his voice and guitar. He is not one who needs all the glitz and glamour, and I don’t say this to in any way invalidate the artist that uses these things; I just happen to find it mesmerizing that someone can thrive in the entertainment industry without it. Sheeran has the potential to become a legend as both a singer and songwriter. His songs are not simply catchy, but he tells stories through his music. He makes you think and feel. His music takes you on a journey that will make you both laugh and cry. He is the true definition of an artist.
When I heard that he would be headlining at the prestigious Madison Square Garden, I could not help but feel deeply proud of and for him. The Garden can hold about 20,000 people (could be more or less depending on the size of his stage), and for him to not only play but headline such a large arena is immaculate, and serves as a testament to his talent, and I am glad it is finally being realized.
Ed, I wish you the utmost success and I hope you enjoy all the blessings that are sure to come your way.