Ed Sheeran is probably the most affable pop star on the planet. Possibly in the history of pop music.
“This isn’t about us going back to our musical roots per se,” said lead singer Marc Roberge. “It’s about us getting inspired by the place we came from. We’d drive the same roads, visit the old haunts, spend time with our people. Rockville was the catalyst then, and it’s the catalyst now.”
“My first album was written when I was 19-years-old. I wanted to be sure this album was far different from that one, to make sure that the growth was present.”
“We’ve always been walking that fine line and dancing between John Mayer and Fall Out Boy,” Slade said.
“Sometimes adding to a song like that just takes away. What you really want to do is suck the listener in to only hear the story and the vocal,” Tim Lopez said.
“The songs are very much what I do lyrically and melodically. It’s real and authentic. This is where I am right now.”
“We didn’t want to write songs anymore that were just like a boy band recording songs. We wanted to be able to feel these songs. That’s how the best songs come out. It’s all emotional, it’s feeling,” Nick Carter said.
A solid year for country music on the charts continues this week, as Lady Antebellum takes the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart. The three-piece vocal group sold 167,000 copies of its fourth studio album, Golden, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Out of the 14 songs featured on Michael Bublè’s new album, To Be Loved, five of them have the word “love” in the title. Though the topic is one most people can relate to, the Canadian crooner is quick to note that the record, out April 23, is not entirely a lovefest. In fact, he told Radio.com that his latest release is as much about being young and heartbroken as it is about being in love. Though one thing is ultimately true, a man with a love for life recorded it.