Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 21 August 2014

Ed Sheeran: I'm no music big gun

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is refraining from releasing his new album this side of the December holidays as he doesn't want to compete with the Christmas "big guns".

The British singer-songwriter is currently supporting country songstress Taylor Swift on her Red Tour.

Although the concert dates have provided him with lots of inspiration for his forthcoming record, Ed's refraining from releasing it this side of the December holidays.

“I’ve actually written more songs on tour in this short period of time than I ever have. My new album will be out next year. I would be releasing it this year, but since I finish the Red Tour so late in the year, it would mean a Christmas release, and I’m not competing with the big guns at Christmas!" he laughed in an interview with parade.com.

Ed loves working alongside friend and fellow performer Taylor. The redheaded star has explained the process behind the pair's latest single, Everything Has Changed.

“It was actually a very short process. She invited me to hang out with some of her friends and eat some pie, and we wrote that song while we were waiting for her friends, so it was a very random, off-the-cuff experience," he said.

Taylor is renowned for pulling pranks while she's on the road. Ed isn't brave enough to play the star at her own game though.

“I don’t know if I’d get forgiven if I pranked her, so not yet!” he laughed.

Aside from working with Taylor, Ed revealed his dream collaboration. The 22-year-old star would love to work with Joni Mitchell.

“But I’d have to get her out of retirement first because she doesn’t really sing with anyone," he said. "My favourite Joni Mitchell song is A Case of You. She’s great.”

Ed also discussed his signature auburn hair in the interview. When asked what it feels like to be the UK's favourite redhead, the star remained modest.

“I think people still like Prince Harry!" he exclaimed. "There’s nothing good or bad about being a redhead. I mean, I can’t go out in the sun, so that isn’t that fun!”

© Cover Media

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Leo:

You could be given a work assignment that is radically different from anything you've tried before. Venturing into new territory will be refreshing. You may discover a hidden talent for writing or research. Are you looking for work? Apply for a steady position at a financial institution. Having regular pay will give you the funds for the luxuries you love. If you're not satisfied with the salary you are initially offered, negotiate for a better one. Your powers of persuasion are strong.More