Ed Sheeran is obviously a man of many talents. In fact, the singer is all set to release his very first literary endeavor later this year.
If you’ve ever wondered what the singer experienced during his rise to the top of the Billboard charts, then you can finally experience a first-hand account of Sheeran’s adventure through the magical world of the music industry. According to Capital FM, the songwriter will drop Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey later this year.
Instead of going it alone, Ed Sheeran brought along childhood friend and artist Phillip Butah to provide illustrations. Together they chronicled the the guy’s journey from British folk singer to international superstar. The book should arrive in the States on October 13.
Check out the official synopsis:
“In the book, [Ed Sheeran] explores his early musical experiences and influences as well as his time recording and touring, right up to the release of his second album, ‘x’. The book reveals what drives and inspires Ed as he continues to evolve as an artist, while coping with stratospheric success, and is an honest account of what it takes to make it in the music business. With Phillip Butah’s distinctive portraits of [Sheeran] throughout, this is a unique book celebrating a unique musician. It includes Ed’s recollections of working tirelessly on the London gig circuit and self-releasing EPs, working hard on finding his sound, signing to Asylum Records and recording his huge hit album, ‘+’, performing at the Grammys, touring with Taylor Swift and sell-out headline gigs at Madison Square Garden. It takes us up to Ed as a musician today, including recording his new album, ‘x’.”
Curious to see the cover for Ed Sheeran’s upcoming autobiography? Take a gander at the artwork embedded below. Start saving your pennies now.
— Octopus Publishing (@Octopus_Books) July 2, 2014
Things are definitely coming up Sheeran these days. The singer recently scored a number one hit on the Billboard charts with his sophomore album X. In fact, Ed Sheeran is the first British artist in over 20 years to the take the top spot on the aforementioned list. Considering everyone adores the singer — both professionally and personally — there’s a very good chance Sheeran will add “best-selling author” to his list of accolades.
Are you planning to pick up a copy of Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey this October?
[Lead image via NPR]