The Blue Monster that appears in Ed Sheeran's music video for his lead single 'Eyes Closed' from his fifth and latest studio album, 'Subtract', manifests the hitmaker's grief at the loss of his good friend, Jamal Edwards, at 31 to alcohol and cocaine abuse.
After his highly-publicised cameo in the seventh season premiere of “Game of Thrones”, musician Ed Sheeran has now joined “The Simpsons” for a special appearance.
The 26-year-old singer will feature as a musician named Brendan in the upcoming 29th season of the Fox comedy, reported Entertainment Weekly.
Sheeran will voice star in a musical-themed episode, titled 'Haw-Haw Land', playing a character along the lines of actor Ryan Gosling's character in the Damien Chazelle-directed film.
Producer Mike Scully had heard “Shape of You” hitmaker was a Simpsons fan and rocks a tattoo of Blinky the three-eyed fish, was game in appearing on the show.
Executive producer Al Jean explained, “We had a perfect part for him. So we said, 'Oh, great, we'll have him do this!' And we recorded him over the phone from England.”
Earlier, Sheeran has also appeared as himself on “Undateable” and had a recurring role on “The Bastard Executioner”.
The new sesaon premiers October 1, also featuring guest vocals from Norman Lear and Shaq.