I just about died when I heard about this!! As a longtime Usher fan and a new Ed Sheeran girl, the thought of these two voices together is something short of magical, right?! Ed Sheeran shared this exciting news with BBC Radio 1!
Ed stopped by to talk about his new album X which comes out on June 23. Here’s what the singer had to say about working with the R&B superstar!
“I was at a Passover dinner and sat next to Usher, it was quite random. I met him once before, but never enough to be like ‘Yo what’s up man?’ but he went over to me with his phone and he’s like ‘Yo check it out’ and he downloaded ‘Sing,’ ” Sheeran recalled. And he was like ‘Yo, man, do you want to get in the studio sometime?’ and I was like ‘Yes, Usher, I would love to get into the studio sometime.”
And so the magic begins…
“[Usher was] like, ‘Yeah, we are just getting started,’” recalled Ed, saying Usher was also in the studio with Skrillex and Diplo. “And I went down and we made this awesome song. I had this guitar idea on my phone it was literally just a voice note and I emailed it to Skrillex then he took it in sampled it and made a beat out of it, and then me and Usher just went back and forth on melody ideas and lyric ideas.”
“It was one of those songs that, as soon as we finished it, we were jamming out listening to the rough mix of it and I’m in my head, thinking ‘I want this song,’ ” Sheeran joked. “It was one of those days where I was half dead from not sleeping and he really kept me energized and I was just drinking water. … He was in the booth and he would sing something and I would fly something his way and he would fly something my way and he literally recorded as we wrote, it was great.”
I can’t wait to hear it! The song potentially could be featured on Usher’s upcoming album. Don’t forget you can see Ed Sheeran at Amp Live 2014. Get your tickets before it sells out!