Hours after he discharged his first new music in over a year – “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You” – the 25-year-old British artist went by BBC’s Radio 1 Breakfast morning show to discuss his year off and his large return.

“Yeah, it does feel good, actually,” Sheeran said in the live appearance. “I did a magazine interview and realized it that I’d said loads of stuff that was not good to say. And I was like, ‘Should I have media training?’ because I’ve been away for a while.”

In his down time, Sheeran remained off online networking and even disposed of his typical telephone.


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“I have an addictive personality; you can see the tattoos. So my New Year’s resolution was to get off social media,” he said. “I’ve got one of those little drug dealer phones – untraceable burners. I told [Adele] I got a flip phone and she thought I was taking the mick out of her.”

Talking about tattoos, Sheeran uncovered that he “got a few” more to add to his sleeves of ink, adding, “I’ve got a music video coming out. You’ll see most of them.”

Sheeran stayed slippery when gotten some information about a collection discharge date, saying, “I’m not going to tell you! You can ask whatever you want, but I’m just not going to answer it.” As for a potential tour, he added, “Soon, eventually. It will be this year. I’ve rehearsed it.”

Whenever inquired as to whether he would be disturbed if another huge craftsman like his buddy Taylor Swift were to discharge new music on the same day from him, Sheeran answered, “I’m very confident in my stuff. It’s a different lane that I’m going in at the moment. I spoke to [Taylor] yesterday… I just got capital letters on an email saying, ‘OMG so excited for what you’ve got tomorrow.’”

Quick additionally enthusiastically Instagrammed about her buddy’s new music, written work: “OH MY GOD. OKAY ITS HAPPENING. EVERYBODY STAY CALM.”

On whether Swift is planning to discharge new music of her own, Sheeran prodded, “I imagine so, yeah.”