Ed Sheeran has been pretty much quiet this entire 2016, except for his track Thinking Out Loud heard everywhere, which really isn’t his fault. The British singer-songwriter’s last album was released more than two years ago, on July 2014.
In a rare recent performance though (how rare you’ll find out in a bit), the Grammy award winning artist performed a couple of his hit songs in a 45 minute acoustic set for a charity gala for the East Anglian Children’s Hospice. He’s been an ambassador for the said charity since 2014.
Ed told the crowd, “This is the first time I’ve done a show in a year, so please bear with me…It’s nice to be back.”
He also performed, for the first time (and probably the last), a cover of Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself. Ed Sheeran actually co-wrote the song, and said at the show: “I’ll probably never play it again, but I just want to play it once.
You can watch his set here, or jump towards the 4:30 mark for Love Yourself:
Ed Sheeran is reportedly coming back to make new music in 2017.
Are you excited to hear new music from Ed? Who do you think he should collaborate with for songs in the new album? Let us know in the comments!