He hasn't released an album in over a year, but Ed Sheeran has remained quite visible throughout the summer of 2015 especially, and not just because he's still getting traction off the singles from X. The singer-songwriter continues to pop up on an alarming amount of other musicians' songs as a featured artist, sometimes because he cowrote the track and other times because, hey, it's Ed Sheeran, why not?
With the release of "Lay It All On Me," Ed's newest collaboration with Rudimental, it's time to look at the impressive track record Sheeran's racked up since summer kicked off.
Sheeran cowrote this mellow, strings-complemented acoustic track off ascendant pop star/rock star Tori Kelly's debut album, Unbreakable Smile. Once his somber vocal enters opposite Kelly's, it's clear the tune could have easily found its way onto a Sheeran record and no one would have batted an eye.
Macklemore's revealing entry into fatherhood was flanked by quite the unusual sight: a high-profile guest star instead of a lesser-known, Sheeran handling the chorus alongside the rapper's recommendations for his kid to read The Alchemist.
More of an uncredited guest spot than anything, but Sheeran, who cowrote "Tattoo," appears, albeit low in the mix, performing Hilary Duff's backing vocals on the Breathe In. Breathe Out. song.
"This is my final thing I'm releasing for a while," Sheeran tweeted before the song's release. "Bad news if you like me, great news if you don't. We cater for everyone at SheeranCorp." It's his second collaboration with Rudimental following the aforementioned "Bloodstream," though the song itself has been bouncing around the SheeranCorp live circuit since last year.