- Ed Sheeran surprised a man singing his new song, “Eyes Closed,” in the New York City subway.
- Sheeran also gave the singer, Mike Yung, tickets to his concert in Brooklyn.
- Yung previously went viral for a cover of Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” and appeared on “America’s Got Talent.”
Ed Sheeran surprised a New York City subway singer who was performing his latest song “Eyes Closed.”
The Instagram account @subwaycreatures caught the surprise and their interaction on video.
The video starts with Mike Yung, the subway singer, belting out the first lines of the song’s chorus at the Church Avenue station in Brooklyn. Sheeran, walking up from behind, begins to sing with Yung. Yung turns to see Sheeran and the two embrace.
“Oh wow! You just made my day,” Yung tells Sheeran.
Sheeran then asks Yung to continue singing and he harmonizes with him intermittently. The video ends with Sheeran asking if Yung would like to come to his show at Brooklyn’s historic Kings Theatre on Monday night, and handing him what appears to be tickets.
Yung later posted photos of his tickets to Sheeran’s show and snaps from the concert on his Instagram stories.
Yung, an accomplished singer in his own right, competed on Season 12 of “America’s Got Talent,” where he made it to the semifinals, and has a song with DJ Martin Garrix called “Dreamer.”
He is also no stranger to Sheeran’s music. A 2017 cover he did of Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” has more than 5.9 million views on YouTube.
Some people who commented on the @subwaycreatures video seemed to be more surprised by location of the interaction rather than the interaction itself.
“Would never expect to see Ed Sheeran at church Ave,” one commenter posted.
“CHURCH AVENUE ARE YOU KIDDING MEEEEEE OMGGGGG,” another person added.