It's been five years since Sheeran's debut hit and needless to say, fans have become antsy. "The delay happened because I thought the album was done. I had the opportunity to work with Rick Rubin for two months which I wasn’t going to say no to," he explained. "I had more time to actually set up a record instead of just putting it out. I wanted to make a statement."
It sounds like it's worth the wait. "I'm going to get killed for saying it but the closest comparison I'd say is The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. It's not like that, but that's the closest comparison. It's like having some hip hop, R&B jams on there and some soul songs."
One thing you might not know about the star, "I walk around on my own a lot, people don’t really think it’s me." Take note, fans!