“I’m not meant to be considered cool” – Ed Sheeran Confesses About the Things That Make Him the Nerd He Is

Published 03/22/2023, 11:00 PM EDT

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The biggest name in the music industry among male pop stars is probably Ed Sheeran. He has given fans hits after hits over the years. Not only has he penned down songs for his own album, but has also written songs as a hobby for big artists like Justin Bieber and BTS. His last tour broke records as he played at completely sold-out shows around the world. Even if you are not a fan of the 32-year-old, it is hard to miss his songs when they are getting played everywhere from retail stores to weddings. The man is getting ready for a new album Subtract (-), but before that, he sat for a quick chat to reveal his geeky side. 

The 21st century’s biggest pop sensation is a nerd at heart. He loves Pokémon, Lord of The Rings, Warhammer, and Lego. The Photograph crooner shared his cute Pikachu story with Rolling Stone. As a child, he used to envision the animated creature as his friend. And now creators approach him to create a track for the cartoon. “I am a nerd. And yeah, I’m not meant to be considered cool,” Sheeran confessed during his cover interview with Rolling Stone.

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His fanboy heart got its wish when he had a cameo in 2019’s Rise of Skywalker. And he also manifested a cameo in Game of Thrones season 7. He also counts himself in the inner circle of Peter Jackson. The two had bonded when he wrote a song for Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Their friendship goes deep as the musician caught a screening of North by Northwest at Jackson’s home. Apparently, James Cameron was also present there. 

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His upcoming album is his last mathematical album and also his most personal. 

Ed Sheeran has outpoured his emotions in his upcoming album Subtract

The singer had written an open letter to his fans disclosing the significance of the upcoming album. The songwriter trashed most of the tracks and replaced a decade-long worth with new materials in a span of a few weeks

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Ed Sheeran reworked the album at a time when he was going through a tough time. His wife Cherry Seaborn was diagnosed with a tumor during pregnancy, and his best friend Jamal Edwards had died. To make matters worse, he was facing copyright charges. The album will arrive in May.

Are you as geeky as Sheeran? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Srabani Biswas

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Srabani Biswas is a writer at Netflix Junkie. She is a sociology graduate from Lady Brabourne College. Previously, she has contributed to Sports India Show and The Sports Room as a sports writer, and interned at Ripples Learning.

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