With Time’s Magazine, 100 Most Influential People Edition coming out we are learning Taylor Swift wrote an essay in honor of Ed Sheeran.
Truly talented friends that rule the charts with #1 hits, Taylor discussed Ed’s drive and determination when things weren’t go high for him.
A section of the essay about the redhead from Framlingham, Suffolk, “Whether by choice or an unconscious evolution, when he decided on his musical ambitions, Ed became less of a boy and more of a tank,” she writes. “He is protected by an impenetrable and ever-present armor of enthusiasm that has helped him endure any setback, letdown or underestimation. His reaction to any idea that fails is to almost immediately come up with a new one. He’s like a fighter who pops back up on his feet before you even noticed he’d been knocked down”.
She also goes on to say, “A few years ago, in a rare moment of admitting feeling defeated, Ed said to me, “I’m never going to win a Grammy.” Yes, you are, I said. You’re going to sweep the whole thing one of these years. It was a few weeks later when he met me in a dance-shoe store in London, where I was picking out rehearsal outfits, and said, “You have to hear this.” It was a song he’d just finished called “Thinking Out Loud,” which went on to win Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards in 2016”
Swift congratulates Sheeran on his success we can only anticipate more great music from them both.