Ed Sheeran has revealed that his new album will be ‘lo-fi’, sound like Bruce Springsteen, but be the lowest selling one in his career.
After having a huge win with his massive album ‘÷’, and having recently revealed a new chart topping single with Beyoncé, he might have had enough with making music to please the masses, and decided to make music for himself, after having been inspired by Springsteen’s 1982 classic Nebraska.
“My plan is a lo-fi album that will be my lowest-selling, but most loved,” Sheeran said “I only heard Springsteen recently. I was with Kit Harington from Game of Thrones. We had a night out in New York, got back to his hotel to drink more, and he played ‘Atlantic City’. Then, when I heard Nebraska…”
Lo-fi, which stands for Low Fidelity is a type of music that is often composed mostly of samples, and tends to have a low quality of sound with static often in the background, started in the 1960’s but has been recently reincarnated by many new artists, usually soundcloud musicians, and has reached popular relevance. Several mixes of lo-fi beats, as well as live-streams have surfaced on YouTube in 2017, which has catapulted the genre into great heights.
Although Ed is usually non-political, in an interview he did speak highly of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn “He cares about other people. He cares about all classes, races and generations, and that’s how I was brought up – we need more people that care about everyone.” –He added “If you knew me as a person, and listened to my music, you would be able to make a pretty educated guess that he would be the kind of person I really dig.”