Following the phenomenal success of “X,” Ed Sheeran revealed that he already has plans for a new album follow up and even said he is looking at how his two next releases would look like.
In an interview with Rolling Stone , the “Thinking Out Loud” singer claimed how ready he is with a new release, as he is already working on his third and fourth studio effort.
“I could probably release one of them tomorrow and have people like it,” he said. “‘X’ was full of good songs and a couple of great songs, and I feel like on the next couple of records there will be more great songs than good songs.”
Furthermore, the 24-year-old singer also revealed how he is also thinking about incorporating a band for his release, but thought about being different and how playing solo went really well for him.
“Yeah,” Ed Sheeran said after he was asked if he would put up a band together for his new album. “And then I kind of was like, ‘There’s no one else at my level doing what I’m doing, so why would I want to do what everyone else is doing?’ Surely it’s better to be different. And I know my show can be better when I do it solo than if I do it with a band.”
In addition to that, Ed Sheeran is starting to look like that he would get inspiration from African music for his new album, as he tries to explore and include the new sound on the record.
“There’s definitely a press leak in my team somewhere,” he told Rolling Stone about the difference of the music industry in Africa from the rest of the world. “But it’s true. I know a load of Ghanaian musicians in London, and they’ve always told me to go over there. I feel like I’d go there and be revitalized. Their music industry isn’t like our music industry. Our music industry is really cutthroat and people trying to climb on top of each other to get to the top. They just do it to create music because they love it.”