Ed Sheeran is kicking up the promo machine for his sophomore album, X, and sometimes the best way to get people talking about you is to latch onto a Beyonce hit. Such is the power of Bey. Over the past four months it’s become a tried and true tactic, so Sheeran wisely chose to get in the mix with a cover of “Drunk In Love.”
The Brit performed his acoustic version of the song for the very first time today (April 11) on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show. The sung-rapped stuff — specifically the “surfboart” section — sounded goofy as hell, but his voice was commanding on the refrain, and he even brought in an interpolation of “1+1″ at the end. Mercifully, he skipped Jay Z‘s rap.
Check out the solid rendition up top.
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