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She would never send new songs, no. I hear them but has to be with her.
I remember when I did a song with her for her album, I was in San Francisco and they sent someone with a locked briefcase with an iPad and one song on it and they flew San Francisco and played the song I’ve done with her and asked if I like it and I was like ‘yeah’ and they took it back, that’s how I hear it.
—  Ed Sheeran for Capricho Magazine about Taylor sending him her new songs
20 Bits of Ed Sheeran Interview Round Up

EdBits: Cool Stuff From Ed’s Interviews

UPDATE: List compiled from Ed’s interviews on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio1Xtra, Capital FM, Absolute Radio, Zach Sang and more.

1. Ed visited 10 countries during his year off (Iceland, Ghana, Japan, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Italy, Ireland, Liberia). 🇦🇺🇫🇯🇬🇭🇮🇸🇯🇵🇱🇷🇳🇿🇺🇸🇨🇮🇮🇹
2. Instead of going to Grammy after parties Ed flew directly to Iceland.
3. Shape Of You was written as an appreciation song for the female form.
4. John Mayer has an uncredited guitar solo on Divide 🎸
5. Ed has 2 more math symbol albums and 5 more albums after that. 7 more Ed albums in our future! ➗✖️➕➖
6. Ed recently purchased the Lego version of The Simpsons house
7. Ed has a song in the Ghanaian dialect Twi
8. Ed has the flag of Ghana tattooed somewhere on his body. He has not revealed the exact location of the tattoo.
9. Ed had a studio built on the Queen Mary 2 so he could work on the new album. Apparently Benny Blanco doesn’t like to fly✈️✈️ 🛳🛳🛳
10. Ed painted the album cover for ➗
11. Ed is featured on the most recent Eric Clapton album under the pseudonym Angelo Mysterioso. The pseudonym was one that Clapton and George Harrison used.
12. Everything in the song Castle on The Hill is true except the broken leg line.
13. There is one more single release before Divide is released in full.
14. Divide should be released in the next 2 months.
15. Ed learned to ski⛷⛷
16. Ed has just started watching The Walking Dead
17. Ed threw out 7 songs for Divide and the songs are now in “song jail”.
18. Ed fell asleep during the first half of Rogue One. 🎟🎟
19. Ed is godfather to one of Big Narstie’s children.
20. Ed tried to get over his fear of heights by bungee jumping. It didn’t work. He still has bad dreams about it.

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Rupert Grint dramatically reads Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You lyrics. (March 17, 2017)

The way he said “I’m in love with your body.” Oh my goodness!

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Ed Sheeran talks to Shoboy and Nina on AMP Radio, January 12, 2017.

“I actually, I had an idea for a music video this time – ‘cause you know all, like, there’s a lot of misogyny in music videos, and it’s all women in underwear? What if it was like – this was my idea for the video – men, but not attractive men, just dad bod men, in their underwear with a woman in a suit? And she’s the one rapping to the camera and we’re just there jiggling in the background. I think it’d be great. I wanted to do that on this album but I didn’t have the balls for it. Literally. But just like, not perfect looking dudes at all, just kind of like – but like, girls in suits just bossing it, and just men kind of like, chugging.”

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Galway girl is the next single!!!

The second video is Ed trying to DJ! 

An Evening with Ed Sheeran
  • Interviewer: I've heard some of the tracks from the album - you actually played the album - and there was one song you said, 'This is the best song, the greatest song I've ever written.' And it sounds to me like it's probably about that person that you traveled with.
  • Ed: Yeah. It is.
  • Interviewer: So, loved up?
  • Ed: Yeah. Very happy. I'm actually the happiest I've been. And it's because I had a year to spend with someone. I've always like, started relationships and then gone off on tour, but I spent every day for a year with this certain person, and kind of have a strong relationship now. Which is good.
  • Interviewer: So, you're now facing being out on the road and all that kind of, the work kicking up. It must be quite worrying.
  • Ed: Not really, no. Because I'm really secure. I'm really secure now. And you know, we live together. And we have cats. And I think when you've got cats, that's kind of it.
  • Interviewer: [Laughs] For life?
  • Ed: Yeah.
  • Interviewer: When your girlfriend heard the song that you'd written for her, which you think is the greatest song you've ever written, what was her reaction? Can you remember playing it to her, singing it to her for the first time?
  • Ed: I just recorded it and sent it. 'Cause she was living in New York at the time. So I didn't see the reaction.
  • Interviewer: But she must have texted you or emailed you or called you and said--
  • Ed: Yeah, I think she liked it. Yeah. It's a good'un. It's a good'un.
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MTV News interviews Ed Sheeran about his record-breaking new album Divide. He also talks about his farm! 

“I’ve got otters. I’ve got hedgehogs. Actually, the otters are funny ‘cause I bought some koi fish – you know about them? K-O-I? I like spent a bit of money on these koi fish ‘cause I was like, I want like nice fish for my pond. And then this otter like, obviously has some very expensive taste and ate all of them. So then we bought some more koi fish for the otter. So now this otter lives there. It’s just sitting there smoking a cigar. Living the expensive life. But yeah, I’ve got herons, um, barn owls. Got a bunch of stuff. It’s a cool environment to be in.”

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Ed Sheeran Total Access Interview - Jan. 11 2017 

Ed Sheeran and his third studio album “Divide”

Two time Grammy Award winner Ed Sheeran has recently announced that his 3rd studio album, Divide, will soon be released on March 3rd. In anticipation of his new album, Sheeran has released two singles from the album, “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill”. After Sheeran took a yearlong break from society, he has returned better than before and ready for action. Although we have to wait a few more months to hear the entire album, the two songs that Sheeran has shared with us are so different from each other that nobody truly knows what to expect from this album. My favorite of the two is “Castle on the Hill”. The storyline made me think about all of the wonderful adventures I’ve had throughout my childhood and how much I miss being a kid. In the lines where Ed shares what his friends are presently up to, I was able to relate because my childhood friends are the people who shaped the person I am today and I’ve grown from those experiences. You can watch the “Castle on the Hill” music video here.

Last week, I was able to meet Ed himself at his record label, Atlantic Records, and was invited to an exclusive Q&A and acoustic performance of his new music. Buzzfeed author, Kristin Harris, was at the event and interviewed Ed about his approach to the new album. In the interview, Ed shared with us his crazy experiences while writing the album, his new year resolution, and the struggles he had to face while working on Divide. Harris asked Sheeran, “How’s your writing process, and do you have times when you struggle to come up with song ideas?” Sheeran responded, “Yeah, I have writer’s block all the time. I think to be a good writer you have to know when not to push it. So when I have writer’s block I just enjoy the fact that I have writer’s block and I’ll just not write and just chill out.” The full Buzzfeed article can be found here.

After we asked Ed some questions and the interview was over, Sheeran whipped out his acoustic guitar and started singing “Castle on the Hill” for us. It was so special to be able to watch him up close with only 15 other people in the room. Parts of the performance made me forget exactly where I was and what was happening. Next, Sheeran performed “Shape of You” and he told us how excited he was about this single and how he hopes this will be his first Billboard #1. That same week, “Shape of You” was announced #1 on the Billboard charts. Being able to experience Ed’s anticipation for his new music firsthand was an incredible feeling. After his performance, there was a meet and greet opportunity for the 15 people in the room, including myself. I was able to take a polaroid picture with Ed and talk to him about his future plans. He said he hoped to be going on tour this year once the album is released.

This week, Ed announced his World Tour for 2017. I am so excited to be able to hear a live performance of the entire album, along with his previous work. Although nothing will be able to beat a 15 person audience acoustic performance, his tour is sure to be incredible.

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Ed Sheeran - Interview @ Radio Energy Germany (x)