Ed Sheerans Newsons Anarchysong Is Bluesy
All the man needs is a guitar. Give Ed Sheeran six strings and he can make anything happen -- from the hip-hop fury of 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You' to the sweet ballad of 'Thinking Out Loud.' And now, Sheeran is trying out blues with his cover of Foy Vance' s 'Make It Rain' for a 'Sons of Anarchy' episode.https://twitter.com/edsheeran/status/539699122178375680
The sorrowful song focuses on Ed's voice, showing off his grittier side but also flashing us a bit of forlorn falsetto toward the end. You can imagine him singing it in a roadside bar with dim, dusty lighting and a single drummer by his side. The instrumentals are scarce, but the guitar carries just as much emotion as his voice.
'When the sins of my father/ Weigh down in my soul/ And the pain of my mother/ Will not let me go,' he sings on Vance's song -- one that Ed often performs on tour. Vance, an Irish musician, has opened for Ed.