British singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran is working on his follow-up album to his 2011 debut album + and Ed has spoken about the new sound of his music. Ed feels that he has evolved as an artist since he released his last album and claims that the new record will have more of a hip-hop sound to it.
Sheeran revealed to Billboard, "[I'm] probably about 40 tracks into the next album, and I'll pick 14 from that. I'm trying to write as many songs as possible; there are times I've been prolific and times I've not been prolific at all, but I just keep pushing."
He added, "I think you just have to unclog the pipes and write as many songs as possible. It's definitely leaning towards more of a beat-heavy thing, definitely more hip-hop-like. I think I've evolved a bit more since I made the first record, which I think is a healthy thing."
Ed Sheeran recently recorded a track with US star Taylor Swift, titled Everything Has Changed, which features on the Country/Pop stars latest album Red. Taylor has since revealed that Everything Has Changed will be the next single released from the album.