Watch Ed Sheeran Sing Heavy Metal on The Tonight Show (VIDEO)
Ed Sheeran, head banger?
In a funny musical skit from Monday night’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the pop singer known for his beautiful melodies took on heavy metal – and actually sounded pretty good doing it.
“You’re going to love his new album, Ed Sheeran Sings Heavy Metal,” joked a wig-bedecked Fallon as if he were on Masterpiece Theatre. “Pop music’s cherub-faced troubadour sings 25 of the darkest, most skull-crushing songs ever written.”
After Sheeran sang an acoustic version of Iron Maiden’s “Run to the Hills,” Fallon said, “That’s like a warm blanket that soothes my muscles and bones.”
The British sensation smiled and giggled as he dropped a few choice words that were immediately bleeped out, but he seemed to have a great time trying out a few other musical genres.
“See you on the other side,” Fallon said as the singer finished, referring to him as “Death Sheeran.”