"The new Ed Sheeran?" Nah, more like the male version of Adele.
Don't hate me. I'm not saying it's my favourite album of all time. I remotely enjoyed it. That's all. There were some definite standout tracks, but a lot of it sounded the same. There was nothing really awful.
The thing I enjoyed the least about this album was the niggling feeling that I've plagiarised "Forever" in one of my own songs. And not just any song- one of my favourites I've written. I definitely heard it before writing the song but I forgot how it went, so I thought my song was completely original. But when you forget how songs went, they're not completely gone. I do remember hearing it the first time and being like "Wow, that's a strong melody!" It was obviously somewhere in my subconscious, resurfacing as an "original song." Listening to this album for the first time tonight was the only time I've heard it since. Maybe I'm oversharing, but I had to get this out.
Also, "Someone You Loved" and "Maybe" blatantly rip off each other's choruses. I don't even know how no one else noticed this- it's so obvious.