During an interview on the ‘Zach Sang Show’ podcast, the ‘Bad Habits’ hitmaker reveals that after he became a father to 10-month-old daughter, he has a very structured work schedule.
AceShowbiz –Ed Sheeran‘s idea of a “perfect evening” is getting to bed by 8.30 P.M.
The “Bad Habits” hitmaker has ditched his rock and roll lifestyle and cut back on his heavy workload since becoming a father to 10-month-old daughter Lyra, his first child with his wife Cherry Seaborn, and after a strict nine to five work day, the singer enjoys nothing better than an early night.
Speaking on the “Zach Sang Show” podcast, Ed said, “The other night, my wife was in L.A. and we had a Mexican takeaway and were in bed at 8.30 P.M. It was like, the perfect evening.”
“My work now is very structured. I work nine to five. I go into work at 9 A.M. and finish at 5 P.M., no matter what,” he explained.
“Some producers work mad hours and I say to them, ‘If you don’t show up at 9am or between 9 am and 10 am, I am off’. We are either working or not working. I wanted to be present, then after six months [of fatherhood], I wanted to get structure in. It was really wholesome.”
And while much of his life now revolves around his little girl, Ed admitted he didn’t want to “make an album about being a dad”, because there was so much more to explore from his past ups and downs.
“I have done so much. I got married, I lost a good friend and bonded with my dad a bit more…,” he reflected on the inspiration behind the new material from his upcoming album.
“It has been a rollercoaster of emotions and I have tried to capture it. It is like diary passages of how I felt then. I have had super dark dips and I listen back and think I am glad I am not there any more.”
Ed, who uses songwriting as therapy, explained that after the success of his 2017 project “Divide”, he feared his career had reached its peak.
He added, “I think, for me, it was growing up and thinking my youth was over. Divide was the biggest album and tour and I did think, ‘What if that was the peak?’ I came to terms with that. I don’t go to therapy. My therapy is writing songs which I can now share with the world and through that, you heal.”
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