Kweller uses his Ed for Sheeran album song
Jewish Telegraph, November 2021
SUPERSTAR Ed Sheeran has been singing the praises of Ben Kweller, pictured left, for a number of years.
And he is now also singing the words of Jewish musician Kweller.
Sheeran’s new album, = (Equals), features the song Collide, which was co-written with Kweller.
“@teddysphotos (Sheeran’s Instagram name) and I have had a cosmic connection since we first met in 2015,” Kweller wrote on social media.
“Not only is he one of the greats in the game, but he’s one of the most humble, gentle souls on the globe.”
Two years ago, Kweller — who supported Halifax-born Sheeran on his 2019 tour — performed at Sheeran’s wedding in Suffolk to Cherry. He sang his own song, Thirteen, for their first dance.
“I’ve only performed at a few weddings and each one is unique and magical. The power of music continues to blow me away every day,” Kweller wrote. “Even without having a chorus, I still consider Thirteen the best love song I’ve written.
“So glad that it continues to live strong and inspire love — super grateful that it came out of me!!! so, YAY!!”
San Francisco-born Kweller, now 40, first found fame as a 12-year-old in the rock band Radish.
His latest solo album, Circuit Boredom, was released last year.