Dani Filth Recalls Bonding With Ed Sheeran Over Slipknot And Cradle Of Filth

Dani Filth recently sat down with Metal Pilgrim for an interview about his storied career and much more. An interesting tidbit that emerged from this discussion was his forthcoming collaboration with Ed Sheeran.

The Cradle Of Filth vocalist shared that he enjoyed merging different musical worlds, a sentiment reflected in his upcoming work with the pop singer. Over the years, he has collaborated with a diverse range of artists, including Bring Me The Horizon, and covered some pop songs like ‘Devil Woman.’ These collaborations, he explained, stemmed from his fascination with the breathtaking impact arising from the fusion of polar opposites.

Digging deeper into his musical mindset, Dani shed light on his desire to step outside his typical genre boundaries. He claimed that shared commonalities with Sheeran, including a mutual origin in Suffolk and the latter’s fondness for bands like Slipknot and Cradle Of Filth, played a significant role in initiating their collaborative project.

The musician’s words on the collaboration follow:

“What I love about this and what I’ve loved about it from the beginning is I love the juxtaposition, the marriage of opposites. In the past, I’d done collaborated stuff with Bring Me The Horizon, Twisted, 69 Eyes, for example, King Diamond on their records, you know, doing ‘Devil Woman,’ which is really – it’s a pop song. We’ve recently just done a cover of Ultravox’s ‘The Voice’ as well, which will come out – I don’t know when it will come out. But yeah, I love the marriage of complete and utter opposites. I think it’s exhilarating.

You know, why would we do a song with – I mean, I love Cannibal Corpse, don’t get me wrong, I love George [Fisher], but it’s within our boundaries. It’s within our periphery. Why [not] do something a bit outside the box? [Ed Sheeran] is a local lad. He lives quite close to me. So, we were both born in the county of Suffolk. We both live in Suffolk. We have that connection, and allegedly, he grew up listening to Slipknot and Cradle of Filth, and that’s how the sort of connection came about.”

As for the status of the project, it is reported that Sheeran has completed his part of the recording process, with Filth still working on his contributions. The release date for this charity song remains unconfirmed but is expected to be out by this summer.