“I based myself in Nashville, set up a studio there, and started making songs, so whenever an artist passed through Nashville I would hit them up and they would come to the house,” he said of how the album came together.

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“I like writing songs but I feel like I’m improving day by day,” Sheeran added. “By going into the studio with people like Chris Stapleton and Bruno Mars, you’re just expanding your palette and learning new things.”