Like us, Jimmy Fallon really loves to see celebrities pushed out of their comfort zones. When Ed Sheeran visited The Tonight Show, he had him cover heavy metal and rap songs, and the result is hysterical. Check it out below, along with an interview, and performance of “Photograph”:
Ed Sheeran Sings Heavy Metal & Hardcore Rap on The Tonight Show – June 1, 2015
Ed Sheeran Interview with Jimmy Fallon – June 1, 2015
Ed Sheeran “Photograph” on The Tonight Show – June 1, 2015
Ed Sheeran’s appearance on the show kicks off with a comedy bit where the 24-year-old sings brief renditions of heavy metal and rap songs. The playlist includes a funky acoustic version of Iron Maiden’s “Run to the Hills,” followed by Limp Bizkit’s “Break Stuff,” and Ty Dolla $ign’s “Paranoid,” hilarious obscenities and all.
In the interview, Sheeran is all smiles and good stories. He talks about everything from touring, selling out the Wembley Stadium in London three times, and eating pizza in a Brooklyn dive bar with Jay Z and Beyonce. “We turned up and there was a folk jam going on and we… jammed some folk,” Sheeran says with a laugh.
For the live performance, Sheeran dims the stage and puts on a more serious face with “Photograph.” As to be expected, his voice hypnotizes the entire audience and we even get to see his use of the loop pedal that gives him his signature, warm, full sound.
For more info on Ed Sheeran, check out his Zumic artist page.