Wooooooooop some more ed tickets in the pocket! Which means I’m doing:
actual puppy ed sheeran (◕ω◕✿)
As some of you may or may not know, there’s a competition for ‘Best Helmet’ or smt in the GP2 Series & Stoffel is obviously part of it. He needs as much votes as possible to win this battle, so get voting! Stoffel is currently 3rd with about 200 likes less than the 1st one, so SHAREEEEEEEE!How do you vote? Well simple! All you have to do is like this picture on instagram: http://instagram.com/p/sxBwQbwMzF/
Would you guys PLEASE support this lovely fella?! Would really be awesome.. He’s about 300 likes behind so please like & share? Thanks ♥
Okay so I told Ed that my parents jokingly told me that they would disowned me if I cried and this happened
So I entered this contest to win Ed Sheeran Tickets to his concert in Belgium in Novemeber & I was wondering if you guys could help me?
All you have to do is search for my name “Maïté Gonzalez Gutierrez” in the list & click on the ♥ next to it :)
Would really mean a lot to me! It would be great if you guys could reblog this post or smt to help me out & reach as much people as possible :) But anyway, I’ll be thankful for a vote already!
Much love to y’all ♥
#tbt to last week ♥
Ed Sheeran - Don’t (Live Deezer Session)
"Afire Love, was a song that originally started off with me watching and episode of Buffy The Vampire Slayer in season two where Angel kills Jenny Calendar. She has a funeral and there’s a piano part that plays and it’s called ‘Jenny’s Lament’. It’s a very ‘in the background’ part, but it is very emotive and it’s a beautifully played, beautiful sound and I remember watching that and saying I’m going to do something with that piano part one day I just don’t know what. And when I was living in Nashville with Johnny McDaid he had a MPC where you could chop stuff op and we put it in the MPC and I was just playing around with different melodies that you could with it.
I came up with the *sings melody* and that was just a loop for a long time and when it came to thinking of the verse I used the Buffy melody basically, but with a Hip-Hop beat behind it, so then that beat existed for a while and then Foy Vance came to stay and he laid an idea for the chorus and then that existed for a while and then when I was staying with Foy he was ‘we need to complete that song, I think it’s really good’ and I was like ‘I think it’s really good as well but I don’t really know any subject matter that would fit something like that, I don’t really know how to approach it’ and it got me thinking.
My grandfather had had, did have Alzheimer’s for about twenty years and it was a subject that I really wanted to tackle, so I wrote a verse about that an then I couldn’t really think of a second verse to do and then my grandfather passed away shortly afterwards and the second verse pretty much came out that day.
I remember sitting in my grandmother’s living room with all the family around and playing them the song and it was a very emotional experience, I guess. That’s one of the most personal songs on the album and it’s one that a lot of people have told me that they relate to, so maybe more and more people, the further the album gets along can relate to that song.”
"So the track Thinking Out Loud is the last song that I recorded for the album which was done February 2014. Amy Wadge, who I’d done The Songs I Wrote With Amy EP had travelled down to Suffolk to come and say hi as I hadn’t seen here in a long time and we spent about ten hours just talking on my sofa and it’d come about one o’clock in the morning and we whip out guitars and we start writing, and I was like I have this house song that I’ve been asked to write on it was a Martin Garrix tune and I was like do you want to help me write on that?
And so we wrote this Martin Garrix tune and I went upstairs to have a shower, I don’t know why, coz I think I hadn’t had a shower that day and I came back down stairs and she was playing this riff *sings riff* and I was just there vibe-ing and in my head I was like this sounds like it would be the first dance at a wedding like we should try to write the perfect wedding song for the perfect first dance and I drew on an experience I was having at that time, I’d met a very cool person and wanted to tell the whole world about it and that was my way of doing it I guess and the songs approach was just soul, trying to do a sweet soul song that sums up how you feel about someone when you fall for them hard I guess.”
"Bloodstream was a song that I did with Rudimental, in the studio with them, but it worked on two ideas I’d had before. I went on a night of drinking with Gary Lightbody in December 2012 and we ended up back at his flat and just started writing this song and there was one line that kind of just stuck out which was ‘Tell me when it kicks in’ and that was the only bit, like the whole song sounds completely different to Bloodstream, but when I wrote that I was like, ‘I kind of like that line’ and that line was always there for a long time, it was written in my phone and I tried it on a lot of different things and it never really worked and when I was living with Johnny McDaid in LA we were working out ideas for songs and I said ‘how about this’ and I played the riff. Then we got the riff down, they did a beat behind it and when it came to the chorus there were no lyrics and I was like going ‘Tell me when it kicks in’ and the drum and bass would kick in."