- July 1, 2021
International musician, Ed Sheeran claims Fatherhood changed his bad habits
30-year-old Ed Sheeran has revealed the first single from his untitled fifth studio album, Bad Habits, a fleet-footed dance tune that finds the star lamenting poor choices and an unhealthy lifestyle.
The singer, in his lyrics, sang ‘My bad habits lead to late nights, endin’ alone/ Conversations with a stranger I barely know/ Swearin’ this will be the last but it probably won’t’.
According to Sheeran who said the bass-heavy beats were designed to surprise people revealed, “I wrote this song in January when I’d sort of finished the album. And it had no songs on there that would surprise people. People see me as the acoustic singer-songwriter who does ballads and there was just a lot of that. So I wanted to go in the studio and make something that was totally different. I spent a month and just made lots of mad tunes – and this was one of the mad ones”.
Speaking with pressmen recently, the singer said that becoming a father had changed his relationship with his parents, affirming, “It was amazing before, but now it’s just like there’s this eternal gratefulness and respect of being like, I know what they went through and I’m still going through it. And also, the other thing is, no-one knows what they’re doing. I see people and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, that guy’s the best dad in the world’. But he started off like me, like not knowing anything. I’m learning day by day. So I think it’s amazing”.
Sheeran and wife, Cherry Seaborn had announced the birth of their first child, Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran, in August, telling fans for the first time they are ‘completely in love.
Revealing the beginning of change of his many bad habits, Sheeran said, “As soon as Cherry told me she was pregnant, life shifted, in terms of work and health and what I was putting into my body, be it food or alcohol. I started exercising more and my routine became a bit more healthy”.
The star also changed his work habits of working from nine to five instead of finishing recording sessions at 2am of which he said, “It actually freaks out producers. I was in Los Angeles working with these producers that usually start working at 6pm and finish at 6am with people like Post Malone and Dua.
“I was like, ‘Yeah, we’re starting at nine’. And they were like, ‘What?’ But I do find you get more done. There’s less faffing”.