The Brit singer busted out his smooth acoustic guitar-playing ways while covering a legend to raise awareness for world poverty. Watch the touching video below!
We know Ed Sheeran can sing a love song, but who knew he was just as adept at singing protest songs! In a new video for ONE Campaign’s initiative, agit8, the English singer-songwriter performs his own rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Masters of War.”
Ed Sheeran Covers Bob Dylan For World Poverty
In a stark empty room, Ed breaks out his talent for creating emotional, meaningful music for a good cause. Agit8, the initiative Ed’s supporting, is a campaign in collaboration with ONE that seeks to fight global poverty.
“Music is a powerful tool in galvanizing people around an issue,” Ed says in a statement on ONE’s website. “There’s no better way to get your point across than to put it in a beautiful song.”
Ed’s rendition of Bob’s searing political song “Masters of War” is certainly beautiful, and its simple presentation gives it even more impact.
The ONE Campaign is gearing up for the upcoming G8 summit in Northern Ireland with the help of Ed and many more musicians. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, and many more have also recorded covers of classic protest songs to call the world into action.
Ed Sheeran’s Activist Side
We love seeing this side of Ed! He’s adorable as a lovestruck singer, but to see that he has other, more selfless passions too is very impressive.
Watch Ed’s cover song below and let us know what you think, HollywoodLifers!
WATCH: One Presents Ed Sheeran – “Masters Of War”
— Andrew Gruttadaro
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