Ed Sheeran ready to record with a band

Ed Sheeran has revealed he wants to record his next album with a band and admits he always planned to hire musicians to feature on his third LP


This article is from 2014.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran wants to record his next album with a band.

The 'Thinking Out Loud' hitmaker has achieved worldwide success as a genuine solo artist, recording and performing with just an acoustic guitar and a range of effects.

Ed - who has sold over a million copies of his second album 'x' in the UK -wants to experiment with his sound on his third LP and is ready to hire backing musicians to give his songs a new sound.

The 23-year-old musician - who is playing three massive sell-out concerts at Wembley Stadium in London next July - said: "In my head I've always seen the third record as where I get a band. The first gig we did on this tour was the Barfly in London, so I've gone from the Barfly to Wembley with a loop pedal. After that there's not much you can do with a loop pedal."

Ed insists he won't just be putting together a standard rock group set-up - guitar, bass and drums - but plans on having several backing musicians just like his idol Justin Timberlake.

He told The Sun newspaper: "I watched Justin at the V Festival this year. You either don't have a band or you have a band like that, you go for it or you don't."

The singer surprised fans this month when he used a small backing group and back-up singers when he performed on 'The X Factor' final.

This article is from 2014.

Ed Sheeran

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