By Hayden Wright
Ed Sheeran’s circling the world to promote his new album Divide, and he stopped by the Rolling Stone offices to perform a new track by candlelight. Accompanying himself on guitar, Sheeran performed “Hearts Don’t Break Around Here,” a tender love song. The British singer-songwriter was seated on a stool and gave a simple, authentic performance.
When Sheeran spoke to RS in March, he described how he handles unfavorable reviews from critics.
“I could give a f— about what people think,” he said. “Anytime anyone has a problem with me, I’m just like, ‘My heroes like me. The people I started music for are fans of my music. So why the f— would I care about what anyone else thinks?'”
Watch Sheeran’s acoustic performance here: