Ed Sheeran's New Single 'Shape Of You' Was Originally Meant For Rihanna
We're so glad he kept it for himself!
Ed Sheeran is back and the world just seems that little better already doesn't it? This morning Ed dropped not one, but TWO new singles from his forthcoming new album, and joined Scott Mills on BBC Radio 1's Breakfast Show to celebrate.
Ed's no stranger to songwriting for other artists. After all he's penned songs for One Direction, Justin Bieber and more and while he was in the Radio 1 studio, he told Mills how 'Shape Of You' originally started out as a song intended for Rihanna during a writing session with Steve Mac and Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid:
"I went into write songs for other people with a guy called Steve Mac and a guy called Johnnie McDaid and we were there and we writing this song and I was like 'this would really work for Rihanna' and then I started singing lyrics like 'putting Van The Man on the jukebox' and I was like 'well she's not really going to sing that is she', and we sort of decided halfway through that we were just gonna make it for me.
"This came like really really late," the 'Thinking Out Loud' hit maker continued, "this was the last song that was finished and I just didn't put two and two together that it was even gonna be on the album at all - I just kind wrote it and was like 'ah that was fun' and kept it from my label and then one day I was like 'would Rudimental want to do something with this?' and they were like 'why haven't you played us this before?!'"
Personally, we'd love to hear RiRi singing about Van The Man.
We're yet to find out what Ed's officially titling his third studio album, but if the artwork, this tweet and our powers of deduction are anything to go by we're looking at ÷, following his previous titles, + and x.
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