Ed Sheeran’s new Rolling Stone interview reveals a lot. For one, the two people who are going to stick with him when all the fame and all the fortune and all of the so-called glamorous trappings of celebrity go away are Taylor Swift and his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. The other takeaway? ED IS CREATING A BOY BAND.
According to Rolling Stone, the “Perfect” singer is “in the process of auditioning members of a boy band he’s creating,” which is really just a sentence that is at first mind-blowing and then one that makes total sense. After all, Ed penned some of One Direction’s best songs (“Little Things,” “Moments,” “Over Again,” and “18.”) He co-wrote Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself.” The guy is headed for a Billboard 200 No.1 for his new album, ÷ (Divide), has multiple Grammys, and his sophomore album, x (Multiply) is one of the best-selling albums of the past decade — he obviously knows what he’s doing in the pop world.
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Ed Sheeran appears on our new cover. Head to RollingStone.com to read the story in full. In it, we trace his path to superstardom and find out that he really just wants to live a normal life. “I should just enjoy this while it’s there, but not let it become my reality. Because that’s not the reality I want to live in,” he says. Photograph by Peggy Sirota (@peggysirota)
The songs Ed is writing for this unnamed boy band are “really, really decent. Superpop, but obviously credible,” he told the mag. “I’m gonna put three or four boys together and do all the songs, take them on the stadium tour with me.”