It was no surprise when everyone heard that Ed Sheeran was to be working with One Direction again, the Moments writer told MTV in a interview that he was indeed enlisted the help of Ed Sheeran for their still-in-the-works sophomore album.
The British singer/songwriter got a writing credit on 1D’s debut, Up All Night, and Sheeran assured them that the boy band has no plans to deviate from singing the love songs that have made them famous on both sides of the pond.
“I wrote the three tracks that I gave [them] … when I was 17 and they were on my hard drive for a long time,” he revealed to MTV News. “And then I gave them one song for their last album, and they came back and said, ‘Do you have any more?’ and I said, ‘Here’s a whole load. Take your pick.’ “
Although Sheeran tends to make acoustic folk music, he told us he likes to try on different musical hats, including Top 40 pop.
“I quite like straddling both sides of the industry,” he said. “Like, to be able to release an album on my own, which is kind of like an acoustic soul album, and then do a four-track EP with an act like Yelawolf and then write a song for One Direction. I quite like having lots of different fingers in lots of different pies and not really being able to put in a category or a box. I like trying out new things and staying musically driven.”