There’s a lot of news going around at the moment, so you might not know that Ed Sheeran is currently in the middle of one. trial on alleged copyright infringement.
trial was brought up by the family of singer-songwriter Ed Townsend, who allegation that the first 24 seconds Sheeran’s 2014 hit song “Thinking Out Loud” is “virtually identical” to Marvin Gaye’s classic “Let’s Get It On” (a song Townsend co-wrote).
And yesterday, during the fifth day of the trial, Sheeran took the stand, where he claimed that the disputed melody used in his song was a “normal progression”, and pointed out that similar chords are used in several other songs. .
According to PeopleWhen asked by his lawyer, Ileen Farkas, what he would do if the court found that “Thinking Out Loud” was in fact similar to “Let’s Get It On”, Sheeran replied, “If it does, my Done, I’m stopping.”
He then added, “I find it really disrespectful. I work really hard to be where I am.”
So, there you have it, this case (depending on how it goes) has Sheeran contemplating his future in music.
OK, what do you guys think, is Sheeran really going to quit music? Or do you think the affair is just one big stressor and it could be an emotional reaction?