Are you guys itching for new Ed Sheeran like we are? Even though the guy is busy on tour with T. Swizzle, E. Shizzle has his eyes on releasing his sophomore album. Ed said that there’s “probably about 40 tracks into the next album, and I’ll pick 14 from that. I’m trying to write as many songs as possible; there are times I’ve been prolific and times I’ve not been prolific at all, but I just keep pushing. I think you just have to unclog the pipes and write as many songs as possible.”
Ed told Billboard that he’s going “to try to kind of write different songs…that are kind of out of my comfort zone and challenge myself a little bit” — a strategy he predicts will have a marked affect on the follow-up to his platinum debut set “+“. We can also look forward to something that “[is] definitely leaning towards more of a beat-heavy thing, definitely more hip-hop-like.” Ed shared. Ed also commented, “I think I’ve evolved a bit more since I made the first record, which I think is a healthy thing.”
We’re excited to hear the new stuff Ed!
Check out Ed’s video for Give Me Love here.
Ed Sheeran admits that rumours he was dating Taylor Swift made him feel ‘like a stud’. In an interview with New Zealand’s TVNZ, Sheeran confirmed rumours from earlier this year that placed Sheeran leaving Swift’s hotel room in London at 4 am, but assured the reporter that their hang out session was strictly platonic.
“I did go to her hotel, I did stay there ’til four and I did leave in the same clothes – but I was playing her my new record. It was strictly that kind of thing,” Ed explained. “Literally, I went in there and we passed the guitar back and forth and played songs to each other.”
Sheeran also said that he would not date Taylor because of her past relationship with his friend Harry Styles, but admitted that rumours surrounding the two being more than friends weren’t all bad. “The thing that impressed me with the media is that because they wrote about it, my mates believed it,” said Ed. “And my mates are texting me being like ‘is it true?’ so I said it wasn’t but the fact that people can believe it makes me feel like a bit of a stud, you know?”
Sheeran also pointed out that dating someone and touring with them for six months could get awfully uncomfortable if the relationship didn’t outlast the tour. Taylor and Ed kicked off Swift’s Red Tour last night in Omaha, Nebraska, the first of 66 dates in North America.
Looks like Ed Sheeran is a big fan of Blackstreet and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis because he covered their hits No Diggity and Thrift Shop with fellow artist Passenger on the Australian radio show Fifi & Jules. It’s a simple set with guitars and voices and definitely worth checking out.
Ed Sheeran is fresh from the 2013 BRIT Awards where he revealed to New.Music.Live.‘s Lauren Toyota that he lost his phone. His phone that wasn’t locked. And with his entire new record. Yeah. Maybe it’ll end up at a Thrift Shop?
Check out the video below and tell us what you think in the comments section below!
Tour mates and friends Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are rumoured to be dating after being spotted spending time together before last month’s Brit Awards (watch the show again here). The London Evening Standard is reporting that Swift and Sheeran stayed up talking in a hotel room until 4 am the night before the Brit Awards, now labeling the friends as a ‘couple’. Yes. A couple of friends.
The paper is reporting that the pair dated early in 2012, but took a break to concentrate on their careers. Swift then began dating Sheeran’s friend Harry Styles, and we all know how that one ended up. Actually, we don’t really know. Wait for the album. Sheeran is opening for Swift’s North American Red Tour, which kicks off on March 13 in Omaha.
Time will tell if the two are actually a couple or simply good friends. Either way, I’ve already bought my tickets for the Red Tour and I will be uber annoyed if they date, it implodes, and I don’t get my money’s worth. Dazzle me, Ed and Taylor!
Looks like we’re not the only ones who have to hide our tattoos from our parents! British crooner Ed Sheeran also has to hide his new tattoos from his mother! Ed recently got two intricate pieces, one featuring work by the artist Matisse and another depicting a phoenix and King Arthur. The Belfast Telegraph reported that, “The King Arthur piece upset his mother apparently, as Ed vowed not to get any more tattoos on his hand. Recently he hasn’t been sharing his skin art as much.” As reported in the Telegraph, a source told British newspaper The Sun that, “Ed’s keeping his new tattoos under wraps and hasn’t really been showing them off as they’re quite dramatic.”
Whoops. You think he can still go on tour if his mother grounds him? If she’s anything like my mom… We’ll probably have to get a refund for those tickets.