Ed Sheeran's family are his musical inspiration
- Bang Showbiz
- 6 March 2017
Ed Sheeran had to find new inspiration for his new album '÷' because he claims he usually writes about heartbreak, but his romance with Cherry Seaborn means he is not in "that place" any more
Ed Sheeran's family inspired his new album '÷'.
The 26-year-old singer songwriter believes all of his previous albums have been centred on heartbreak, but now he is in a stable relationship with girlfriend Cherry Seaborn he knew he "had to find new things" to sing about, which led him to pen tracks about his parents, John and Imogen, and his older brother Matthew.
Speaking to ET Online about his muse, the flame-haired vocalist said: "All my other albums have been about heartbreak and I'm just not in that place.
"I had to find new things to write about, so I guess I dwelled on my family a bit."
And the 'A Team' hitmaker - who has been dating Cherry for 18 months - is enjoying his romance because the couple never argue and barely ever spend any time away from each other.
Speaking previously about his relationship, he said: "I haven't been in the bad books to be honest.
"She worked on Wall Street in America then she got her job transferred to London in the same office with the same job.
"We have spent every day together. Weirdly enough, when I went to Japan two weeks ago that was the first time I have been apart from her."
Although things are going well between the couple and Sheeran believes they are on a "really good path", he is not in a rush to get married any time soon.
He explained: "I am not getting married soon. People just keep asking me about it. I would like to get married eventually, but it's not impending.
"I don't think you get normality from the wrong marriage, you get normality from the right marriage, the right friends and the right environment -- and I think I am on a really good path to all three."