The band just dropped the cover, featuring Holly Campbell-Smith, who won the PMJ vocalist contest.
“A few months ago, we launched a #PMJsearch contest in which aspiring PMJ vocalists could send their own versions of our vintage remakes, with a winner selected to record a video with us in LA. Here’s the winner, Holly Campbell-Smith, performing a swing version of Ed Sheeran‘s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ – which also happens to be her wedding song,” the band wrote in the notes section.
Listen and watch below!
Thinking Out Loud – Vintage Swing Ed Sheeran Cover ft. Holly Campbell-Smith
“I’m gonna pick Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran – It’s a personal song for me,” Harry told BBC Radio 1. “A couple of Christmases ago I actually bought Ed a guitar for Christmas. And this was one of the first songs that he wrote on it, so it’s one of my favorite Ed Sheeran songs.”
Ed Sheeran checks out his plaque after receiving the RIAA 2X multi-Platinum award for X earlier in the week.
The 24-year-old musician was joined by RIAA’s EVP of Communications and Marketing Jonathan Lamy and Director of Communications and Gold & Platinum Program, Liz Kennedy at the event.
X is just one of only four albums released since 2014 to achieve RIAA multi-Platinum status, and this also marks Ed’s first multi-Platinum album. The other three are Taylor Swift’s 1989, Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour, and Adele’s 25.
The 2x Multi-Platinum record commemorates sales of 2 million in the United States alone.
Ed Sheeran won’t be tweeting or posting on Instagram anytime soon.
The 24-year-old “Thinking Out Loud” singer announced that he’s taking a break from social media for a while.
“I’m taking a break from my phone, emails and all social media for a while,” Ed wrote on Instagram. “I’ve had such an amazing ride over the last 5 years but I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes so I’m taking this opportunity of me not having to be anywhere or do anything to travel the world and see everything I missed.”
Ed continued, “To my family and friends, if you love me you will understand me buggering off for a bit, to my fans, the 3rd album is on its way and is the best thing I have made thus far. See you all next autumn, and thank you for being amazing.”
The 24-year-old “Thinking Out Loud” singer unfortunately burst it during a recent trip to Spain.
“I have to have an operation in January on my ear because I stupidly jumped off a yacht really high up and smashed it,” Ed told Australia’s Nova radio (via THR). “I landed wrong, and it burst my eardrum so I have to go and get a graft, which means I’m not allowed to fly for a while, so it’s kind of good, it means I have to stay at home.”
He added, “It’s the most painful thing having a hole in your eardrum and having water go in.”