5 December, 2013 in News
Chart-topping British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has finished recording his second album to follow up the huge debut success of ‘+’
orkshire-born Ed Sheeran has announced the completion of his follow-up album to his 2011 debut +, saying, “Two years of record making right there folks.” +, you will remember, went quintuple platinum in the UK… so no pressure there, then. The album, a title for which has yet to be announced, is being produced by Rick Rubin and is expected to be released in February.
Sheeran has co-written with both One Direction and Taylor Swift – whose opinion was frequently asked for during the making of this album, he recently revealed. “Whenever I finished a song, I’d send it to her to get her opinion. She’s heard all the songs and she’s a good judge of what’s good or not good.”
Sheeran performed at the Diamond Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II and at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics, and his single The A Team beat Adele’s Rolling In The Deep and Florence & The Machine’s Shake it Out for Best Song Musically and Lyrically at the 2012 Ivor Novello Awards.
Sheeran has also recently written the song I See Fire for the upcoming Hobbit sequel The Desolation Of Smaug, telling MTV News, “I’ve never been a dwarf, but I wrote the song from the perspective of being a dwarf.”
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