I realized that I'm a fan of Ed Sheeran. It snuck up on me. Like, there were songs that got stuck in my head, songs that I'd find myself singing along to that I didn't know I knew the words to, or that I'd hear and immediately want to hear again. One too many times when I would google song lyrics to learn about the singer it turned out to be Ed Sheeran. I especially love the cover that poor Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) from Avengers did on Jimmy Fallon to the tune of "Thinking Out Loud".
I love how Jimmy Fallon's show allows actors to flex their other skills. It's a major reason that I love to watch his show. Who knew Hawkeye could go all Billy Joel on everybody?! Anyways...
My son requested a break from NPR on the way to church this morning, so I tuned in to a music station and "Thinking Out Loud" had just started, and it just made me feel peaceful and happy.
When I listen to Ed Sheeran's music, I picture sunrises and sunsets and fields of tall grass and wildflowers and smiles and, like, warm breezes and things of that nature. If you've never heard him sing, watch the video for "Thinking Out Loud" or click play and close your eyes and feel the sunset...
When I sat down at church, the speaker referenced Sheeran's song "The A Team" (the topic was human nature to seek love and why some look in the wrong places) and I took that as a sign and opened my iTunes app and bought both albums, Plus and Multiply.
So I will just marinate right here, musically, all summer-- in Ed Sheeran's bosoms.
Also, I totally want to dust off the acoustic guitar my dad bought me my freshman year in college. Back then, trying to learn the chords to "Brown Eyed Girl" and "American Pie" with my suite mates made me feel warm breezes in sunny fields of tall grass and things of that nature too.
I want a summer full of that.