Genre, who? No.6 Collaborations Project album review.

Maisie Woodcock reviews Ed Sheeran's eclectic latest offering, No.6 Collaborations Project.

Maisie Woodcock
14th October 2019
Ed Sheeran, No 6 Collaboration Project, Atlantic Records, Wikipedia
“It’s impossible for one artist to do every genre“ they said! Tell that to Ed Sheeran, who continues to push musical boundaries to the limit in his latest album. It’s no wonder it’s top of the charts!

You’ve probably heard a few of the songs already, they’ve been played on repeat on nearly every radio station, in shops, in bars, you name it and they’ve played it, and once you listen to the album, you’ll understand why.
For this collaboration, Sheeran pulled together an array of superstars from a plethora of genres including the likes of; Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Eminem, Khalid, Camila Cabello, Stormzy, YEBBA, Justin Bieber, 50 Cent, Skrillex, Chris Stapleton and many more!

Sheeran’s choice of artists for the album wasn’t just a random pick. He claimed he wanted to choose artists that he regularly listens to and loves their music. It is known that Ed used Eminem’s music to help with his stutter as a child, so the fact that he is now collaborating with him is inspirational.

The album has something for everyone whether you like grime, rock, or pop. Hip hop lovers take a listen to “Remember the name”. If you didn't think it was possible for a ginger kid from Suffolk to rap, this album will prove you wrong! If rock is more your style, you’d be surprised to hear Ed, Bruno Mars and Chris Stapleton take it on quite successfully in “BLOW”. For the pop fans you’ve got “I don’t care” and “South of the Border” to sing along to.
Not to worry if you’re a fan of Sheeran’s classic love songs, even these are showcased on the album with “Best part of me”.

The album has a selection of themes including Ed’s love for his wife, Cherry Seaborn, his preference to stay home than to go to parties (which none of us Uni students relate to) and how much money he grossed on the divide tour - “half a billi(on)” to be exact!
Overall, the album has ‘feel good’ vibes, can definitely be sung on karaoke (if you’re brave enough – or just drunk) and it has a little bit of something for everyone.

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