Is Ed Sheeran and rock music a promising collaboration we didn’t know we needed or a one-time thing to deliver an astonishing Brits opening performance?
Although Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” was at the top of the charts from the very first day of its release, the latest collaboration Bring Me The Horizon was truly a one-of-a-kind performance. No one could predict it would turn out to be that successful, leaving the listeners demanding not only for a studio version, but also for original music by the two artists.
The fusion of pop with rock/metal music seems to be working great for both Ed Sheeran and Bring Me The Horizon, with Ed Sheeran stating that the band “took the song and made it a whole new thing” (Click Here), highlighting that “It’s just a joy to be able to play electric guitar and actually rock out properly” (Click Here), as “Oddly enough, that’s the kind of music I grew up listening to” – referring to rock music. Which is a surprise to many fans of the artists, as usually his music is more acoustic and have a more delicate and sentimental context.
Apart from the studio version of Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” (featuring Bring Me The Horizon), set to be released on the 18th of February, the band and the artist are working on other collaborative projects, including a collaboration to release original music together!
In fact, this was in the works before their Brits opening performance and the demand of their fans, but the ongoing pandemic delayed the very promising collaboration. On that, Ed commented that “I got in touch with [Sykes] and we were going to write together but then the pandemic happened, so we were in touch”(Click Here).
Let’s see if the music industry and listeners are ready for this promising fusion of musical worlds and soundscapes!
Original Sources: NME, Billboard