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