Ed Sheeran may be one of the most successful recording artists of all time, but that doesn’t mean he’s a hit in the feline community.
The 32-year-old singer-songwriter recently returned to a cat café he had visited a decade prior to hold a private concert for a group of cats – none of whom were fans of his performance of his 2014 smash “Thinking Out Loud.”
“Who wants to hear a song?” he asks a room of kitties, who were all too busy eating kibble to respond, in an Instagram video posted Tuesday (Jan. 30).
The four-time Grammy winner then got through one guitar strum before all but one of the cats immediately fled the scene. The remaining kitty – a fluffy gray shorthair with a hilarious underbite – seemed less interested in Sheeran and more a fan of its food bowl.
“It was not more successful than my last visit, no,” Sheeran says, before the video cuts to a 10-year-old clip of him performing “Thinking Out Loud” for a similarly dispassionate audience at the same cat café.
“Trying to win over the same kitties that ran away from me in 2014, same results,” the musician captioned his post.
The “Bad Habits” singer is fresh off his first Emmy win, taking home the award for outstanding original music and lyrics for Ted Lasso’s “A Beautiful Game” with Max Martin and Foy Vance at the Jan. 6 ceremony. Sheeran is on tour following the October 2023 release of his album Autumn Variations, with shows planned in Asia through mid-March. (Hopefully, he earns better ratings in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore than he did at the cat café.)
Watch Sheeran bomb in front of a bunch of cats below.
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