Esteemed music journalist Caroline Sullivan delves into Ed Sheeran's fertile mind to examine the stories behind every song the outstanding singer-songwriter has released.
In just a few short years, Sheeran has become one of the best-known and most successful recording artists in the world; his albums sell in the tens of millions, and his music videos rack up billions of views online. What's more, unlike many of the modern pop royals, Sheeran writes his own songs and consequently he is as much a storyteller as he is a performer.
Album by album and track by track, Ed Sheeran: Writing Out Loud describes the motivation behind the songs, how they were compiled, and what makes them popular.
Caroline Sullivan is a New York-born music journalist who has written for the Guardian, The Times, Time Out and many other prominent publications. Starting her career with Melody Maker, Sullivan later became the Chief Rock Critic at the Guardian. Throughout her career she has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, including Lady Gaga, Radiohead and Adele. She is also the author of Madonna: Ambition, Music, Style and Bye Bye Baby: My Tragic Love Affair with the Bay City Rollers.