Ed Sheeran's New 'Sons Of Anarchy' Song Is Bluesy As Hell

Ed covers Foy Vance's 'Make It Rain' for tonight's episode.

All the man needs is a guitar. Give Ed Sheeran six strings and he can make anything happen -- from the hip-hop fury of "You Need Me, I Don't Need You" to the sweet ballad of "Thinking Out Loud." And now, Sheeran is trying out blues with his cover of Foy Vance's "Make It Rain" for a "Sons of Anarchy" episode.

The sorrowful song focuses on Ed's voice, showing off his grittier side but also flashing us a bit of forlorn falsetto toward the end. You can imagine him singing it in a roadside bar with dim, dusty lighting and a single drummer by his side. The instrumentals are scarce, but the guitar carries just as much emotion as his voice.

"When the sins of my father/ Weigh down in my soul/ And the pain of my mother/ Will not let me go," he sings on Vance's song -- one that Ed often performs on tour. Vance, an Irish musician, has opened for Ed.

"Make It Rain" will appear on the second-to-last episode of "Sons of Anarchy" season seven on Tuesday (December 2), and it is available on iTunes now.

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