Ed Sheeran too 'hairy' for Bond theme song
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 December 2014
This article is from 2014.
Ed Sheeran believes he is too "short and hairy" to record the theme song for a James Bond film and has suggested that artists like Sam Smith and Paloma Faith with "strong voices" should do it instead
Ed Sheeran thinks he's too "short and hairy" to record the theme song for the new James Bond film.
The 'Thinking Out Loud' hitmaker - who performed 'I See Fire' for 'The Hobbit' soundtrack - has revealed that he'd need to strengthen his voice before he recorded for a Bond film but wouldn't say no if he was asked.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the BBC Music Awards - where he won the prize for British Artist of the Year - he said: "I am a James Bond fan but I think the James Bond theme tune should be ballsy.
"'The Hobbit' song was perfect for me to do because it was quite folky, guitar driven, and a hairy short man should be singing a song like that."
The 23-year-old singer has championed fellow singing sensation, Sam Smith, for the theme song for the next 007 movie.
He said: "I think Sam Smith would be perfect for the [James Bond theme], proper suited up and strong voice. I'm backing Sam but I think anyone from Sam to Paloma Faith, anyone who does the retro thing really, really f**king well should do it.
"I wasn't born with the James Bond voice. I'm not ruling it out. Maybe in 10 years time when my balls drop, I will."
Meanwhile, Ed has revealed that he has found a friend in Adele, who recorded 'Skyfall', the title track for the most recent Bond film.
Speaking about the 'Someone Like You' hitmaker, he said: "She came to my O2 gig and I was talking to her about my Wembley shows, and about what she's going to do next.
"She's always really friendly and I'm really looking forward to hearing what she does next."