Ed Sheeran up for Sam Smith collaboration
Ed Sheeran says he'd love to collaborate with his pal and fellow singer/songwriter Sam Smith on a track
Ed Sheeran hasn't ruled out collaborating with Sam Smith.
The 'Eraser' hitmaker and the 24-year-old singer performed Sam's hit 'Stay With Me' live in Manchester back in 2014, when their albums 'x' and 'In The Lonely Hour' respectively were doing well in the charts, and the flame-haired hunk would love to team up with him on a track as he thinks he is a "fantastic bloke".
Asked if it would be an honour to work with Sam - who has an Oscar to his name for the James Bond 'Spectre' theme song 'Writing's On The Wall' - he told Roman Kemp on Capital radio station: "Yeah, I think so. I performed with him at one of his shows in Manchester and we sung 'Stay With Me' together and it very much felt like, it's quite weird, we both grew up like really liking Elton John and George Michael, and they obviously did that amazing collaboration together, and at that one time, we were both very successful with both our albums and kind of coming together to sing a song on stage felt really cool. It felt like sort of what it probably felt like with two artists who were doing well at that time, sort of getting together. So I would definitely never rule it out. Um I think he's amazing. He's a fantastic bloke and I'm really excited to see what he does next coz I don't think he's gonna do what people are expecting."
Meanwhile, the 'Castle on the Hill' star has ruled out auditioning to write a Bond theme like his pal Sam, although he'd love to do it he's not keen on the intense process artists go through to be considered.
He said: "Do you know what, I would do it, but I heard when they do the Bond tracks, they ask like, a bunch of people to do it and I think I wouldn't wanna put like loads and loads of time and effort into a song that was like, part of like five different people going up for it. You know, cause I heard Radiohead went up for it, and I don't think I would...
However, if he was invited by the panel to do it he wouldn't say no.
Asked if he'd agree to the gig if asked, he said: "Err...yeah of course. I don't think anyone would say no to that. That's something I definitely would do."
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