Ed Sheeran is an "inspiration" – Justin Bieber

Canadian singer, Justin Bieber, has said he feels inspired whenever he listens to Ed’s music.

Speaking to Nick Grimshaw during a special performance from Los Angeles for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, he said: “Me and Ed aren’t super close but he’s someone who I consider a friend and I really appreciate his music. I appreciate who he is as a person. He’s an inspiration to a lot of young people – he makes awesome music that people are inspired by and that people laugh to, cry to and I think it’s important in music to have those people who bring the emotion out of you.”

The ‘Sorry’ hit maker revealed that: “That ‘Thinking Out Loud’ song, that’s my song. There’s something about him that just makes you like him. He’s very likeable and very, very talented.”

Discussing how Ed brought out the best of him in the studio, Justin said: “We found a sweet spot. I think that he knows what sounds good range-wise in my vocals and he’s got his ear to the streets. He’s very relevant but knows his stuff at the same time so he brings in stuff that he grew up listening to into what he’s making now which is really neat.”

Ed, 25, is currently enjoying a break from touring and the music business following the huge success of his last LP ‘X’ before coming back with his third album.

Justin has had first-hand experience of both career highs and lows, and hopes his pal doesn’t “mess” things up because he’s such a special talent.

He said: “Let’s hope he doesn’t … we gotta make sure he doesn’t do something stupid to mess it all up.”

Source: BANG Showbiz

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