Ed Sheeran on the secret behind his best gigs

24 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Drinking out loud: Ed Sheeran looks a bit worse for wear after his movie premiere party.

“I don’t know why the best gigs I’ve ever played have been after real heavy nights,” the 24-year-old Sheeran said in a recent interview. “I think it’s just because you walk onstage, you’re not complacent, you’re not onstage being like, ‘Oh, I’ve done this a million times.’ You walk onstage being like, ‘You know, I’m 90 per cent the human I should be so I’ll make sure I give 115 per cent.’” The film, which will have its world premiere at London’s Leicester Square on Thursday — where Sheeran will also perform — will screen in selected theatres worldwide Friday through Sunday. “I just find whenever I’m on a British Airlines flight I always watch someone’s concert film and it always like, I was never really a fan of Justin Bieber, and then I watched Never Say Never and then it made sense, so I was like, ‘Oh, oh. He stayed at the private members’ club until 2.30am and then piled into a cab with his brunette girlfriend and an unknown male pal, both seemingly a little more composed that the British singer.

After the premiere of his documentary, Jumpers for Goalposts, on Thursday, Ed partied at London’s Phoenix Artist Club with his nearest and dearest – including girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.LONDON – British singer Ed Sheeran has enjoyed a meteoric rise to global stardom with a string of hits such as “Thinking Out Loud” and “Sing.” “Ed Sheeran: Jumpers for Goalposts” follows Sheeran as he played three sold-out concerts at Wembley Stadium – something he says he had always dreamed off. The ‘Hot in Here’ rapper, 40, doesn’t believe the 24-year-old singer looks like a typical pop star but, despite his average looks, he thinks his talent is unbelievably good. Ed has had a whirlwind few years but is ready to spend some time away from the spotlight to be with his friends and family and has already planned his final social media post.

Wearing his go-to outfit of choice, Ed rocked a black waistcoat with a pair of black trousers and a blue tie – but didn’t bother to tuck his white shirt in. Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, he said: “Ed Sheeran is a freak man, you look at him and think, ‘He can’t be a pop star’, but he’s killing it. The Thinking Out Loud singer also hinted that his highly-anticipated collaborations with The Game and Rudimental could be out sooner than we think, confirming that he had produced an impressive 12 songs with them. I’m also a big fan of him as a person, I think he’s just easy to talk to, he’s just a cool guy.” The pair have also worked on a song for Bieber’s forthcoming album. I think a break for me is coming off my phone, social media and emails. “I am constantly on my phone, texting, replying to emails, on Twitter, on Snapchat, on Facebook.

It’s really awesome and I can’t wait for people to hear it.” Sheeran has cited music streaming site Spotify as a major force behind his success. I’ve got a packed schedule, then, when December 12 (end date of Ed’s x Tour) comes, it’s done.” Ed was talking from the red carpet of his feature’s premiere in London, UK, on Thursday (22Oct15) night. So Spotify, for me, it works, because I am a touring act.” He said the conversation with Spotify is more for new, upcoming acts and writers. “I think that’s where the revenue should go, but I think when you’re a big touring act use it to your advantage.”

It worked 5 years ago when I was independent but you have to like have one specific thing you focus on.’ Ed also revealed that he (surprisingly) still gets nervous when he sings without his guitar, admitting: ‘I just have to get better with standing, it’s really awkward to stand without a guitar, I don’t really know what to do, my arms are just there.’ Yet even still, the 24-year-old is being hailed as the nicest man in the industry due to his down-to-earth nature, despite singing to crowds of more than 90,000 people. ‘That means missing kid’s birthdays, that means spending their birthday with us lot, (which I don’t know if that’s fun) but I’m just very grateful for people giving up their time for me to achieve my dream.’ It’s been a busy 2015 for the redheaded musician, who has picked up accolades including two BRITs, an Ivor Novello Award and two People’s Choice Awards so far. It sounds as if he fancies the What Do You Mean hitmaker’s chances when he goes head to head with One Direction when they both drop their highly-anticipated albums on the same day next month. “The one thing Bieber has done is he’s always released good music.

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