Ed Sheeran recently visited Capital FM’s Evening Show with Roman Kemp. Sheeran took a hiatus from the spotlight for the last year, and it’s great to have him back. On January 5th he released not one, but two singles to make up for the lack of Ed Sheeran we have all been dealing with.
The two singles released are “Castle On The Hill” and “Shape Of You.” His next and highly anticipated album will be out on March 3, 2017. He is making the rounds now to promote the album, and during his visit to the radio show he dropped a musical gem as well.
Most of us that were alive in 90s know the iconic intro song to Will Smith starring show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. In fact, if you know it, it’s probably already stuck in your head. A fan called in while Sheeran was on the show and told him the two loves of her life was the 90s sitcom and him.
She then asked him if he could make this dream happen for her, and combine her two favorite things by covering the iconic intro song to the beloved show. Sheeran obliged and really, he gifted the world with his version of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Anything Sheeran touches turns to gold, so it’s no surprise the talented artist’s version of the song is so good. If you thought that the song would not lend itself to an acoustic medium, you underestimate the ginger powerhouse that is Ed Sheeran, who has the voice of an angel.
Smiling his way through his rendition of the song, Sheeran just killed it. We didn’t think he could be any more lovable, but the fact that he knows the song off by heart on command just made us love him even more.
Sheeran also revealed that he has a Fresh Prince tattoo, cementing his love for the show which makes this whole thing even greater. He told MTV back in 2013: “I played in Philadelphia and I was on tour with my friends, the Rizzle Kicks, who were my opening act. And I got ‘Prince’, Jordan for ‘Fresh’ on his leg, and Harley got on his arm ‘on the playground where I spent most of my days’.”