“Do you know what, the actual story is, we started it for Little Mix originally,” he told BeBox. “And then halfway through I was like, ‘Actually this sounds like it could be good for Rihanna.’”
“I didn’t want to keep it,” Ed went on. “I was like, ‘We should give it away, it doesn’t really sound like me.’ And then more of the way through we were like, ‘Yeah, this is actually pretty good. We should keep it.’”
“But this was way before I sunk my teeth into it and put acoustic guitars on it and made it more loop-pedal friendly,” he added.
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Ed Sheeran Says “Shape of You” Was Intended for Little Mix
Pictured: Ed leaving the Rum Kitchen in Notting Hill after enjoying a meal with his record label to celebrate his new album on Thursday (March 9) in London, England.