Ed Sheeran is planning a “lo-fi album” inspired by Bruce Springsteen.
The ‘Shape Of You’ hitmaker wants to make an EP inspired by the legendary singer after listening to ‘Nebraska’ but doesn’t think an album inspired by that one will be that popular with his fans.
He told The Sunday Times’ Culture magazine: “I’m weak-minded at times, and feel very vulnerable and insecure … My plan is a lo-fi album that will be my lowest-selling, but most loved … I only heard Springsteen recently. I was with Kit [Harington] from Game of Thrones. We had a night out in New York, got back to his hotel to drink more, and he played Atlantic City. Then, when I heard Nebraska.”
Meanwhile, Ed previously revealed he would love to do a song with Drake.
He joked: “I don’t feel like anyone thinks I can rap, but I really enjoy doing it so – f**k you!” I really enjoy doing it, but in that aspect, I wouldn’t because you’d be going against one of the greatest rappers in all time, so I’d stick to what I was good at.
“Like, I rap on my own stuff because I enjoy doing it. That’s something that I’d definitely put together in the future. I think someone like Drake would be really fun to work with. I’d want him to rap though because I love it when he raps when he’s barring.”
Ed collaborated with Eminem on a track for his new album and would love to work with him again.
He added: “I think I’d do two different songs with him and choose one of them. One of them would be like an introspective storytelling thing like ‘Stan’ and one of them would be like – you know when he used to joke rap … like in the shower this morning, I was doing ‘I murder a rhyme, one word at a time/You never heard of a mind as perverted as mine.'”