Fiona Culley Takes on Ed Sheeran’s ‘Dive’ in Stunning New Cover [Watch]
Fiona Culley shot to internet fame with a cover of an Ed Sheeran song, and now she's back to put her own unique twist on another of his tracks. Culley takes on Sheeran's "Dive" in a new video that is premiering exclusively with Taste of Country.
Culley went viral with her rendition of Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud," which has garnered nearly 3 million views on YouTube alone. She goes for a classic black-and-white vibe in the video above, altering the key of the song -- from Sheeran's third studio album, Divide, which was released in March of 2017 -- retaining the basic feel of much of the track, but delivering a more subtly nuanced, understated vocal performances in the verses before giving way to a soaring, let-it-all-out take on the powerful chorus.
Born and raised in Staffordshire, England, Culley now resides in Nashville, and she counts among her fans and supporters Darius Rucker. Rucker raved about her debut single, "Anywhere With You," and is an enthusiastic champion of the rising country star.
"In a sea of talented female artists Fiona shines through," Rucker says. "She demonstrates both a powerful vocal ability and unique artistry to have a long and bright future in the genre."
Culley and Rucker recently teamed for a duet, "Life on the Line," which served as the theme song for the film of the name that stars John Travolta, Kate Bosworth and Sharon Stone. That film premiered in November of 2016, and Culley and Rucker co-wrote the song with Tyler Cain and Meghan Linsey.
The singer-songwriter is currently preparing the release of an upcoming debut EP produced by Paul Worley, whose long list of credits includes hits from Lady Antebellum, the Band Perry, Sara Evans, Martina McBride and more. Worley calls Culley "the Adele of country."
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