Ed Sheeran Wrote “Shape Of You” For Rihanna

Ed Sheeran rode into 2017 like a prince on a white horse ready to save the day. And by save the day we mean, of course, finally dropping new music. Sheeran debuted "Castle On The Hill" and "Shape of You" on Friday and is it too soon to say we're obsessed with both of them!? We didn't think so. The British singer-songwriter stopped by BBC Radio 1 to talk about his new songs and made a very surprising revelation. While he was writing "Shape Of You," he imagined that it would eventually go to Rihanna to be recorded. 

 

"I went in to write songs for other people and we were writing this song and I was like 'This would really work for Rihanna,' Sheeran recalled. "Then I started singing lyrics like putting Van The Man [Van Morrison] on the jukebox, and I was like 'she's not really going to sing that, is she?'" 

Halfway through writing the song, he decided to keep it for himself. Sheeran also revealed that it was the last song completed for the album. He didn't think it would end up making the final cut. When he showed it to his label, though, they absolutely loved it. 

 

Since the song didn't end up going to Rihanna, the two should DEF consider collaborating in the future. That would be SO amazing! We'll keep our fingers crossed. 

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