English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has captivated international audiences, both with his raw voice and lyrics that sound innocuous but end up delivering a sucker-punch to the gut. While he is adamant that at the age of 24 (23 when the book was published), he is too young and too private a person for an autobiography, Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey is a well-crafted retrospective of his musical career, accompanied with illustrations from Butah, a friend of his from childhood who also produces the artwork for Sheeran’s albums and singles.
The book presents Sheeran’s own account of his life, spanning early childhood experiences (including the time a family friend bought an Eminem album for a nine-year-old Ed), the music that influenced his own artistic journey, his start busking, recording and touring, and the eventual release of his second album, x. He also writes about the forces that drive him to create, how he strives to constantly evolve, and coping with success in the music industry.
The straightforward prose, paired with Butah’s evocative illustrations, provides a fascinating journey through the life of this bright young star. With almost 100 photos and illustrations, this book is a must-have collectible and visual treasury for all his fans!