“I actually ended up doing 90% of the album in my garden.”

That’s where Ed Sheeran told our entertainment reporter Devo Brown he recorded most his new project, Divide last year. Devo spoke to Ed on the day of the release of his new songs ‘Castle On The Hill’ and ‘Shape Of You’.


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Ed Sheeran Talks About Traveling During His Time Off, His New Music, GRAMMYs & More!

Originally Aired: January 6, 2017


Even though he took a break in 2016 to travel and see the world, Ed remained very busy behind the scenes, “Ya I was travelling, I was making albums, I had a couple of hits with other people”.

One of those hits was Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’ which is nominated for ‘Song of the Year’ at the GRAMMYs);  If ‘Love Yourself’ were to win the GRAMMY this year, Ed would be the first person ever to win in that category in back to back years, he won last year for his single, ‘Thinking Out Loud’.



Devo asked Ed about those rumours that he would be performing on music’s biggest night in February, “I don’t think I’m playing it, but I will be going in a suit to sit down and wait to see if I’ve won, I don’t think I’m playing it though.”

While winning a GRAMMY would mean a lot to him, Ed gains real satisfaction from performing at concerts and watching people sing his lyrics back to him.

The two then got to talking about Ed’s new single, ‘Castle on the Hill’. The ‘castle’ (also known as Ed’s cottage) has quite the history in Suffolk as it’s been around since 10 A.D. according to Ed.

The music video, which he shot in Suffolk, will feature people that he knows from his hometown, “They did actually cast people in the video that I knew, and we casted kids from the high school who were 15,16 in the video, so all the kids live in the town and went to the same high school I went to.”

The song holds a special meaning for Ed, “this is a love song dedicated to my hometown and my hometown friends, we have zero in common apart from our love for each other and our love for our hometown so I wrote a song about me growing up.”

They then moved on to talk about ‘Shape of You’, which many agree shows a different side to Ed that we aren’t used to hearing, “That’s why I released two [singles] is to kind of show the two, three, four, five different sides of the album, I didn’t want people listening to ‘Shape Of You’ and be like ‘that’s what the album is going to sound like’ or listening to ‘Castle on the Hill’ and be like, ‘that’s what the album is going to sound like’.”

For this project, don’t expect many (if any) collaborations with other artists as Ed isn’t a fan of that, “I’m not big on having collaborations on my own project, but I got an un-credited guitar solo from John Mayer which is quite cool.”

You can check out the full interview with Devo below, and take a listen to TWO brand new singles from Ed Sheeran, ‘Castle on the Hill’ and ‘Shape Of You’!



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