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August 14, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Ed Sheeran brings his soulful pop music to Seattle | Concert preview

Ed Sheeran, the British singer known for his songwriting chops, silky smooth voice and status as Taylor Swift’s current BFF, is coming to Seattle.

After huge success in the UK with his debut album, “+,” Sheeran hit American mainstream pop music in 2012. By 2013 he had a Grammy nomination for his hit “The A Team” and was traveling the country as the opening act on Swift’s The Red Tour. His second studio album, “x” (pronounced “multiply”), was released in June and he’s now doing stadium shows across the country.

The down-to-earth, soulful redhead writes about the usual suspects — love lost, love found, the difficulties and advantages of fame — but his rhythmic lyrics are more thoughtful than the tired refrains of many average pop songs.

“I’m gonna paint you by numbers and color you in,” he sings in “Lego House.” “If things go right we can frame it and put you on a wall.”

Ed Sheeran

7:30 p.m. Thursday, WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $56.50. (800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com).

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