Singer Ed Sheeran says new song ‘Shape Of You’ was meant for Rihanna

Multiple Grammy Award winner, Ed Sheeran debuted a pair of comeback singles this morning (January 6).

The singer-songwriter, who released ‘Castle On The Hill’ and ‘Shape Of You’, revealed that one of the songs was written with Rihanna in mind.

Ed Sheeran, Rihanna

Sheeran co-wrote ‘Castle On The Hill’ with pop producer Benny Blanco, with whom he also wrote 2014’s ‘Don’t’. ‘Shape Of You’ was co-written by Sheeran with Snow Patrol‘s Johnny McDaid and pop producer Steve Mac.

Speaking on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show, Sheeran explained that he originally wrote “Shape Of You” at a writing camp for other artists and felt that it would go to Rihanna. It was only when he began writing lyrics about playing Van Morrison songs on a jukebox that he decided to keep it for himself.

Sheeran kicked off 2017 by announcing his return with two tracks from his forth coming album.

Listen to ‘Shape Of You’ below.


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