Okay so I was listening to this interview.
At one point the interviewer said to Ed, “You toured with Taylor Swift. There were a lot of rumours about you and her hanging out in a…slightly more than just touring sense. On what level was that working out?”
And Ed’s response was “We went to a gay bar for one of her dancer’s birthdays.” And then told the story about that.
Like…is it just me or is that a weird response to that question? It was like a weird non-answer that doesn’t really answer the question at all. Now, I KNOW they aren’t dating and I KNOW they were never dating per se. But I kind of wonder if anything ever did happen between them at all. Like if they ever hooked up once or something. Idk. That was just a weird answer to the question imo. Maybe I’m overthinking it…
What do you think about Don't? Love it or hate it? Is it slut shaming "Ellie"? :) you always have good points
I love it, and no I don’t think it is slut shaming Ellie. To tell you the honest truth, when I FIRST heard about the song and what it was about before actually hearing it I did think to myself “this could be really bad if this comes off as slut shaming her at all.” But it’s not imo. All he does is tell the story of what happened. He was kind of seeing Ellie and hooking up with her, they went to the VMAs together, and she slept with someone else that night while they were all staying at the same hotel. The song is a result of him feeling disrespected by that, which he had all the reason in the world to feel.
"It’s not like we were both on tour, we were staying on the same fucking hotel floor" is a line that really sticks out to me and imo it seems to imply that it would have been understandable and perfectly okay for her to sleep with someone else if they were in different places. But it was the fact that not only were they in the same city, they were staying on the same hotel floor, that pissed him off and made him feel disrespected, and made him lose trust in her ("Trust and respect is what we do this for"). I think she had something going on with Niall at the exact same time she had something going on with Ed, and I don’t think either of them knew the full extent of the other one. So that is shady, imo. Even if you’re just friends with benefits, you should lay everything on the table and most people want to know whether the person they’re sleeping with is sleeping with a bunch of other people at the same time because, at the very least, it’s a health issue that people should be aware of.
Now I’ve started to ramble and go off topic a bit haha. But yeah, LOVE the song, and no it is not slut shaming her although it COULD have if he had been harsher. All he did was tell the story of what happened. That is not slut shaming. Just because he was hurt by her behaviour doesn’t mean that he’s implying that she’s a slut.
I guess Ed said that Afire Love is about his late grandfather. That song is going to destroy me because I lost mine last month :(
So when Sing first came out, it was the ONLY song I listened to. Constantly on repeat.
Ever since Ed performed Don’t on SNL it has now become the ONLY song I listen to.
Idek what I’m going to do when his entire album comes out tbh.
"Yeah. In a while, though. I feel it’s a bit too obvious to do that now. I never want to be predictable and I feel like that’s a predictable thing at the moment."
Ed Sheeran on the possibility of collaborating with Taylor Swift again x
"I live in London so it would be rude not to go and she always has guests at shows. She had me, Ellie Goulding, Sam Smith, Emile Sande and Danny from The Script. It was pretty much, ‘I need a guest at a show, do you want to do it?’ ‘Yeah, cool.’ No, [I wouldn’t have been miffed if she hadn’t invited me]. It’s her show, she can do what she wants to. I wouldn’t be annoyed. I’ve seen the show 66 times. 67 times now."
#i love that he knows and remembers who all her special guests were in London
Ed Sheeran on making a surprise appearance at one of Taylor Swift’s London shows x
"I’ve heard most of the new record which is pretty, pretty good. Very, very good. The standard just keeps getting raised. When you hear how good the songs are on the last record and then you hear these ones… It’s weird! She’s just growing as a songwriter, I guess."
Ed Sheeran has heard most of Taylor Swift’s upcoming album x
I was trying to support your point with that last "question"....
Oh I thought you were trying to call me stupid because I literally said Ed was adopting Taylor’s mantra and then you said anyone who thinks he’s taking on her mantra is “not very bright.”
People are not very bright if they claim Ed is "taking on Taylor's dating mantra". It's called ALL singer/songwriters write about their relationships. That's why almost every song ever written revolves around some kind of love!
Lol um…except she has said the EXACT words that Ed has been running around saying. Yes, most singer-songwriters write about love but Taylor is the one who constantly justifies her songwriting by saying that if you date a songwriter and good things happen, you’ll get a good song. If bad things happen you’ll get a bad song. That is her mantra, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen another singer-songwriter say that because most of them don’t have to defend their songs the way that Taylor does. Ed has been saying that recently, and considering Taylor is his best friend that’s not a coincidence. You’re the “not very bright” one if you don’t see that. .
The way Athina interacts with Ed’s fans on twitter is really cute/nice of her tbh.