Ed Sheeran Performs “Shivers” and “Overpass Graffiti” on Saturday Night Live
- British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran appeared on Saturday Night Live to perform “Shivers” and “Overpass Graffiti”.
Back at the end of October, Ed Sheeran had testing positive for COVID-19. It was rumored that he would have to forgo his Saturday Night Live performance.
But finally he returned to SNL. Ed Sheeran said, “really, really, really bad symptoms”
Two songs are included on his newest album “=”, which was released on October 29, 2021.
“Shivers” was released backin September as the second single from the new album.
He said of “Shivers”, “I sometimes find myself in a vice-grip choke hold by the past songs I've written or the genre I'm in, or to always be a meaningful, deep singer-songwriter and write songs that really rip out someone's heart. But the more and more my career's gone on, I like to do fun love songs sometimes. You could put this song on at the office Christmas party and hopefully everyone's going to get twisted to it.”
He first performed “Overpass Graffiti” at NPR Music Tiny Desk (Home) Concert lat month.
He said of “Overpass Graffiti”, “The song's about a breakup that was years ago. You still hold on to the memory of that and it will never fade, like graffiti on the overpass. Originally, this song was a power ballad, it was very slow. Then Fred said, 'Have you ever thought about making it double time?' It gave it new life.”
- source : NBC