England's Wayne Rooney shared his World Cup playlist with fans on Thursday, compiled using the music streaming service Spotify.
http://t.co/ziNdU79DvU this is my world cup album 2014 hope everyone enjoys it. Bit of a mixed bag— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) May 28, 2014
Rooney's selection includes tracks by English artists Ed Sheeran, Jake Bugg, Mumford & Sons and—perhaps surprisingly—James Blunt.
There's plenty of American influence, too. Rooney includes songs by Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, John Legend and Bruno Mars, amongst others.
"Little Lion Man" by Mumford & Sons seems to be a particularly apt choice as Rooney prepares to lead the Three Lions' attack in Brazil.
Should we also read into his choosing Pharrell's huge hit "Happy"?
Overall, there's a sense this mix is designed to focus Rooney and put him in a calm, thoughtful place.
Are we reading too much into it? Of course we are, but there's a World Cup on the horizon!