Although he's one of the most popular music stars on the planet, there is also a sizeable cohort of people who can't bear to hear another Ed Sheeran song.
Sheeran played Radio 1’s Big Weekend of Live Music in the UK last weekend, and revealed his dark secret to DJ Jordan North: his music makes his 8-month-old daughter cry.
Sheeran, who is set to release his fifth album later this year, was discussing new material with North and revealed that he had intended to have a new single out by now - but it was pushed back because of issues relating to its video.
"My first single was meant to be ready for now and I was meant to be playing it at [Radio] 1’s Big Weekend, so it does feel a bit weird starting with Castle on the Hill instead of the new tune," he said, adding that the new material sounds like "an amalgamation of all the records. The first single is really different – like really, really different."
He said that he had road-tested his new material on Lyra, who was born last September. "I definitely spent hours and hours in front of the mirror pretending to be essentially what I am now. Practice makes perfect, innit," he said. "Now I'll sing [new songs] to my daughter, who’s not my biggest fan. She just cries."
He added: "No, I’ve got some she likes. She really likes 'Shape Of You' - the marimba sound is good. But she doesn’t like anything loud or anything belty.”
Sheeran's last album was 'No. 6 Collaborations Project' in 2019, which saw him team up with the likes of Eminem, Stormzy, Chance the Rapper, Justin Bieber and more.