Ed Sheeran is extremely popular and successful. I don’t understand why myself, but then as a man in his forties I’m not Sheeran’s target audience.
He certainly knows how to write a catchy pop song. However, is there a formula to his songs that anyone can use to write a hit Ed Sheeran song?
This video shows that yes, there is. Brett Domino looks at the way he writes his songs, studying the style, tempo, and lyrics before writing his own.
And it works too, with the resulting song not only sounding like something Ed Sheeran could have written, but also a good pop song in its own right.