It’s no surprise that English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is a fan of another English singer-songwriter: Sam Smith. Despite their different musical styles, both come across as earnest and straightforward.
“It’s instilled in English people to always downplay things,” said the 23-year-old singer in a phone interview last week. “We don’t really shout too loud. We quietly get on with what we are doing.”
What Sheeran’s been doing hasn’t been quiet at all. He’ll be especially loud this Thursday when he plays Seattle’s WaMu Theater.More