Ed Sheeran regrets releasing one song that made people 'uncomfortable'
Fans may be eagerly listening to Ed Sheeran’s new album, Autumn Variations, but the Lego House singer has admitted he doesn’t love all of his songs.
The 32-year-old, who recently revealed he got too high with Snoop Dogg, is known for his moving love songs as well as fast rap moments.
Overall his image is fairly wholesome, with the artist shying away from the spotlight when possible and helping support younger singers in the industry.
Ed had found success with hit after hit but even a four-time Grammy winner has to admit when a song shouldn’t have been released.
He revealed in a new interview that he regrets releasing The Man, which featured as a promotional single from his album X from 2014.
Not every track can be Thinking Out Loud or even the A-Team but Ed confessed this one had made fans ‘uncomfortable’.
‘It felt super uncomfortable at the time, writing it, and everyone I played it to reacted in an uncomfortable way, which I thought was a good thing, and I put it out,’ he told GQ.
The Man is about a bad breakup, with deeply personal and specific lyrics relating to cheating and an absent partner.
In the final verse, he sings: ‘Take my apology, I’m sorry for the honesty/But I had to get this off my chest.’
While Ed may have thought it was the right move at the time, now the Magical singer isn’t so sure the track should have seen the light of day.
The dad-of-two added: ‘The album probably didn’t need that song. I probably needed to write it, but I didn’t need to release it.’
Despite his many tours since the song came out, Ed has only played The Man a handful of times, including once on the X tour in Dusseldorf – this was its second live play ever.
The Man peaked at 87 on the UK chart, nowhere near the dizzy heights of Photograph, Bloodstream, and Thinking Out Loud.
Read the full feature online at GQ Hype now.
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