stars from a sidecar has a rootsy/folky sound, developing ideas from previous releases. The songs touch on love, loss, prejudice and finding a place in the bigger picture. A couple of songs were written as long ago as 1996 at the age of 19, when Ed took a year out to recover from a breakdown and time in hospital. The rest are more recent, talking about being a father, society and social media, or exploring the world through his travels with work.
Since his previous album 'Day Job', Ed quit a job in engineering to study music therapy, and is now a self-employed piano tutor and music therapist. He's seen a lot of what music can do for all kinds of people, and continues to be inspired to keep making music.