Ed Sheeran has revealed that he recently dedicated a song to Prime Minister David Cameron.
Sheeran divulged that he was playing an intimate gig “at some guy’s house” recently when he was told that the Prime Minister was in attendance. After being requested to dedicate a song to Cameron, Sheeran then played the 2011 single for the politician.
As 4music.com reports, the singer was participating in a live Q&A at #amazonfrontrow in London when he made the admission.
“I met David Cameron the other day, really randomly,” he said. “I was playing this gig at some guy’s house and [it] was a very, very intimate environment, and they stopped the gig and I only had one song left. He was like, ‘I’m so happy that you came here, Ed. Obviously David Cameron is here, would you dedicate a song to him?’ And I was like, ‘Oh… I’ve only got ‘The A Team’ left to sing’. And so I dedicated ‘The A Team’ to David Cameron. That was interesting.”
Previously, Johnny Marr – who stars on this week’s NME cover, which is available on newsstands from today (October 1) and available digitally, opposed Cameron’s attempts at musical affiliation, tweeting, “David Cameron, stop saying that you like The Smiths, no you don’t. I forbid you to like it,” after the politician expressed his love of the band on numerous occasions.
In response, the Tory Prime Minister defied his ban, saying, “I’ve now got Johnny Marr and other members of the band saying I’m not able to listen to the The Smiths. When I’ve got the complete and full set, even then, I’m afraid, I will go on and listen to The Smiths.”