It's been several years since Ed Sheeran released his last studio album. Now the beloved Scotsmen is back and bigger then ever. The result is a much more poppy yet safer new album that may surprise or disappoint hardcore fans.
It's hard not to like Ed Sheeran, simply because his great personality and ability to play the guitar and love for is own music and country. He's one of those Scotsmen that's proud to be part of his country but at the same time happy to be who he is and what he does. Of course, with the release of Divide, Ed Sheeran is now bigger then ever playing his biggest tour yet to date. For a guy who just plays guitar with no back up band, it's pretty impressive.
Nonetheless, Divide has a different feel and touch to it compared to his first two records. It's as if Sheeran really played the radio over with the new record, with easy going listening tunes and sounds that weren't necessarily there before. That being said, most of the tunes are still good and very dance friendly.
The thing about Ed Sheeran that separates him from other singer song writers is his true passion for his music, and it's clearly evident on Divide. His talent for song writing is stronger then ever in particular, especially with such songs like "Castle on the Hill" and "Shape of You."
His personality is the highlight of Divide not even necessarily the music itself. He's one of those guys that you just want to sit down and have a beer with at the end of the day.
Divide might not be as great as his two previous albums, and the tunes might be a bit more pop, but that doesn't mean there horrible. "Barcelona" and "Galway Girl" are some of the highlights of the album, and it is a full length record spanning over fifteen tracks.
Fans mostly won't be disappointed, but those who really love Sheeran's music might be expecting just a little bit more from the lovable Scotsmen.