Ed Sheeran might be a pro at getting his audience to groove to his songs in his concerts but turns out he has reservations about taking the spotlight during the Super Bowl halftime show. In a recent conversation on the Deep & Shallow podcast with Andy Cohen, Sheeran revealed his thoughts about the prestigious gig and why he feels he might not be the right fit.
Ed’s Stipulation for the Halftime Show
While the halftime show is a coveted stage for many artists, Ed Sheeran stated that he would only do it if someone else would join him on stage. Sheeran admitted his self-awareness when it comes to his performance style. Comparing himself to iconic halftime show performers like Prince, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Beyoncé, he acknowledged that he is not the type to have background dancers and fireworks in the sky. The “Shape of You” singer believes that his more subdued approach might not resonate with the grandeur typically associated with the Super Bowl halftime spectacle.
The Almost Appearance
Ed Sheeran also confirmed that he was once in discussions to join Coldplay during their performance at Super Bowl 50 in 2016. The plan was for him to collaborate with Coldplay on a rendition of his hit song “Thinking Out Loud”. However, the collaboration never materialized, leaving fans to wonder what might have been.
Possible Album Release Clues
Beyond his thoughts on the Super Bowl, Sheeran has been teasing fans about his upcoming musical endeavors. Following the conclusion of his 13-year-long tour and the release of six albums named after mathematical symbols, Sheeran hinted at a new studio album. His cryptic messages on social media include mentions of autumn, cozy moments, and friendship, as well as the numbers nine and 29, fueling rumors that the date of the latest album launch is probably September 29th.