From and Inspired By: The Desolation of Smaug + The Fault In Our Stars

It’s the return of “From and Inspired By“, a feature where I turn the spotlight on the music from the movies.

Frankly, I just wanted an excuse to preach about Ed Sheeran. I was lucky to see him in concert this Friday and it was amazing! The 23 year-old musician from England is one of the finest and most talented performers I’ve ever had the pleasure of seeing live: a virtuoso guitarist, owner of a flawless voice and even an accomplished rapper. Here’s the breathtakingly beautiful “I See Fire”, Sheeran’s contribution to the soundtrack of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (it sounds great live!)

Ed also sings over the end credits of the upcoming, much-anticipated The Fault in Our Stars, a romantic drama starring Shailene Woodley. This very Friday, his video “All of the Stars” premiered on YouTube. Here it is.

What did you think of the songs? Are you a fan of Ed Sheeran? Tell me in the comments!