In fact, the 23-year-old One Direction singer mentioned Ed when he was asked which songs he wish he had written.
“Well, every Ed Sheeran song ever,” Louis told EW. “What is so great about his style of writing is it’s so simplistic, but so fantastic. He makes simple stuff sound so great. I think that’s why he’s so good at being relatable.”
As for his favorite? “U.N.I.”! Louis said, I love the lyrics behind it.”
To see which other artists and songs inspired Louis, head over to EW.com.