New York, May 5 (EFE). – British singer Ed Sheeran was recorded singing a song in New York’s El Soho neighborhood, south of Manhattan, where a jury partially acquitted the artist the day before of his plagiarism. “Thinking Out Loud”, the chord progression of “Let’s get it on”, by Marvin Gaye.
“Can I sing you a song before I go?” , the British artist is heard standing on a parked car, before performing one of his songs, accompanied by his guitar.
Sheeran was sued by the estate of Marvin Gaye song co-author Ed Townsend in a lawsuit dating back to 2017, in which Sheeran said he would retire from music if the plaintiffs won the case.
During the two weeks that the trial lasted, Ed Sheeran took out a guitar to interpret for the jury the song that was the subject of controversy, in an outstanding vocal performance by which he apparently managed to convince them of the lack of a version in the “chord progression”.
Exiting the stadium, Ed Sheeran read a written statement announcing that he felt “he’s just a guy with a guitar who loves writing music for people to enjoy”, adding: “I am not and will never allow myself to be a piggy bank (piggy bank) come Anyone to shake it.”
Sheeran is about to release his new album and embark on a US tour as part of his ‘Mathematics’ world tour, which he missed including a stop in New York.
He plans to play twenty concerts in the US and Canada between May 6 (Arlington, TX) and September 23 (Inglewood, CA), with two trips to Canada, on June 17 (Toronto) and September 2 (Vancouver) to promote his album “=”,
Sheeran included “Thinking Out Loud” on his album “X”, which has sold millions of copies.
The singer had already won another similar trial in the UK in March last year for “copyright” infringement on his song “Shape of you”.
“Coincidence is bound to happen,” the singer wrote on his Twitter account last year. “If 60,000 songs are posted on Spotify every day, that’s 22 million songs a year. Only 12 notes are available.”