Pop & Hiss

Here's Ed Sheeran singing an Iron Maiden lullaby in a raging, blood-red hellstorm

Bonus: Limp Bizkit's "Break Stuff" and Ty Dolla Sign's "Paranoid"! O, the "magic" of small cherubic white boys

When the world is ending and the devil is coming for your soul, the most important question you have to ask yourself is this: What soft rock song do I want playing me out as I spiral my way down to Hell?

Ed Sheeran is here to help you make that decision. Tuesday night, he appeared in a sketch on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" ripped right from Fallon's "Saturday Night Live" playbook in which a stuffed-up dude named Steve Joshua hosts an armchair infomercial for a new compilation called "Ed Sheeran Sings Heavy Metal."

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FOR THE RECORD

10:16 a.m.: An earlier version of this article stated that Ed Sheeran appeared on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." He appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon."

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The title is pretty self-explanatory, but in case you needed elaboration: "That's right: pop music's cherub-faced troubadour sings 25 of the darkest, most skull-crushing songs ever written."

Witness the incredible irony of an adorable-voiced Sheeran crooning, "White man came/'cross the sea/He brought us pain/and misery," flanked by what looks like a megastorm consisting only of lightning and the boiling blood of innocents.

And hey, there's a cover of "Break Stuff" by Limp Bizkit! Not exactly heavy metal, but considering Sheeran's full-face flush while performing it like a lullaby, we'll take it -- along with the Ty Dolla Sign "Paranoid" cover (which actually kind of works, especially on the line "both of my [women] drive Range Rovers") on "Ed Sheeran Sings Hardcore Rap." Call in the next five minutes to get it absolutely free!

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