Ed Sheeran Talks The Olympics, Texas BBQ, And…Britney Spears?

Lauren

English singer, songwriter and producer Ed Sheeran stopped by the Muve Music Lounge and gave his views on just about everything from family, food and fashion!

Before serenading the Houston crew on Monday, Sheeran talked about how family is first in his life and he also offered insight on his experience as the closing act at this year’s Olympic Games in his home country. When asked about the experience of being chosen to close the games with song,  Sheeran told media outlets that it was humbling: “It’s a really positive thing to be able to play a closing event with such legends in the music game,” Sheeran said. “It’s definitely the biggest thing I’ve ever done or ever will do.” Sheeran covered Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” at the closing ceremony of the Olympic games in England this year.

Sheeran, who began recording in 2005 and moved to London in 2008 to pursue a music career in more depth, also shared his fascination with American culture and language. He said that the common American term “dope”, meaning “righteous” and “good” would be translated as the word “wicked” in England. He also said that while he spends time in Houston, he hopes to dedicate time to purchasing a belt buckle which is a Texas fashion staple for many. Listen to Sheeran speak about his first visit to Houston, Texas below:

Ed Interview Part 1

Sheeran continues to share insight and information. Listen below:

Ed Interview Part 2

Back in 2011, Sheeran released his eighth independent extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Projecand garnered mainstream attention. Only three months later was Sheeran then signed to Asylum / Atlantic Records.

Be sure to follow Ed Sheeran on Twitter and view the Ed Sheeran website  as well as Facebook page to get the latest news  performances and information about Ed Sheran!

Cicely C. Mitchell- Mix 96.5/Houston

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