You know that feeling when you step out of your house, put your earphones in, and remember you've just updated your phone with new music? Yes? No? Well, I do. And I will put my 'Recently Added' playlist on repeat. For weeks. I currently have two things playing in my head OVER and OVER and OVER. One is George Ezra's entire album, and the second is Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud'. I don't think it's a coincidence that I've just seen them both live.
Ezra's album is his first, of many, hopefully. The soul in his deep voice is just fantastic and the mix of upbeat and slow jams is perfect for any occassion. I love 'Blame It On Me', 'Breakaway' and 'Blind Man in Amsterdam'. I saw him in the Academy last night and he was even better live. He even played his cover of 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun'! At only 21 years old he is bound to go even further! If you get a chance to see him now, I would! His tour at the moment involves the kind of small, intimiate gigs that are ideal for a young singer-songwriter. His talent shines through. And, I'm not going to lie, I definitely fancy the pants off him. THAT VOICE.
Speaking of fancying men for their voices, let's talk about Ed Sheeran. He's massive all over the world now, but still sticks to his roots and played four nights in Dublin's biggest arena with just himself, a guitar and loop pedal. If you haven't seen the video for his newest single, you need to have a look - it's very strictly come dancing, and very cute.
I guess I'm tad obsessed with young English musicians. (I won't talk about One Direction in this post, OK.) But these two men are brilliant writers with such soulful voices, great for when you're in a melancholic state, as I so often have been lately. Close your eyes, lie back, and enjoy!
And if you like these guys check out the Irish (yay) Hozier too - he recently sold out his tour in a couple of seconds and I didn't manage to get tickets so if you happen to have a spare, throw it this way please and thank you!
On a bit of a different note, I have been writing a couple of articles for Intrigue.ie so if you're bored click here and have a read! I'd love feedback too - let me know what you think!
Tell me what songs you're loving at the moment? Any concerts coming up you're excited for? I'm suffering from bad post-gig depression. AWFUL stuff.