Ed Sheeran closed out his week-long Late Late Show residency with a spirited, full-band run through his 2017 Hot 100 No. 1 single "Shape Of You" on Thursday night (July 2). The singer -- who earlier in the week noted that he's considering adding a backing band to his typically solo performances -- looked comfortable sharing the stage as he ripped through the diamond-selling smash while rocking an all-black outfit, topped by a leather jacket.
With a polyrhythmic, bouncing tropical beat propelling the arrangement, Sheeran's vocals were shadowed by his back-up singers and an insistent electric guitar riff accenting his acoustic strumming. It's been a busy week for Sheeran on the Late Late Show, which kicked off on Monday with the first live performance of his dance-y new single, "Bad Habits" and a story about the NSFW gift he keeps buying for his good pal Friends star Courteney Cox.