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Ed Sheeran Wrote New Song “Shape Of You” With Rihanna In Mind

The song nearly went to RiRi before Sheeran kept it for himself.

January 06, 2017

Ed Sheeran shared two new singles, "Shape Of You" and "Castle On The Hill," this morning as he prepares to release his third album later this year. Speaking to BBC Radio 1 on Friday morning Sheeran revealed that he originally wrote "Shape Of You" at a writing camp for other artists and felt that it would go to Rihanna. It was only when he began writing lyrics about playing Van Morrison songs on a jukebox that he decided to keep it for himself.

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You can hear Sheeran's tropical R&B track above and check out the interview clip below.


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