Monday 21 August 2017

Ed Sheeran has named a song after an Irish county

Regular visitor: Ed Sheeran performs at the 3Arena in October 2015 Photo: G. McDonnell
Regular visitor: Ed Sheeran performs at the 3Arena in October 2015 Photo: G. McDonnell
Ed Sheeran's new music has been a hit for fans
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

Ed Sheeran has delighted Irish fans by naming a song on his album after an Irish county.

The Thinking Out Loud singer posted an image to Twitter of his track list for his latest album, Divide, revealing that one song is titled 'Galway Girl.'

Sheeran (25) returned to the music scene last week after a year-long career break and revealed that he has plans to film a music video in Ireland, presumably for Galway Girl.

The star has made no secret of his love of Ireland and has one special requirement for people who hope to star in the video: you must be able to ceili dance.

“I’m definitely shooting a video for the song in Ireland,” the singer told 2fm’s Eoghan McDermott.

“I will be doing it [casting] because I need proper ceili dancers,” he added.

The song, which features a trad band from Belfast, includes a fiddle, pipe and a bodhran and the Thinking Out Loud musician has predicted it will become something of an anthem for his Irish fans.

“We really jam and it’s going to be good. I do think I’ll never be able to play a song in Ireland again because this one will just be the song,” he said.

Ed Sheeran's new music has been a hit for fans
Ed Sheeran's new music has been a hit for fans

Galway Girl is the second of two songs on his album that are about Ireland.

He revealed he may release it as a single before his album is released.

The singer spoke about his time off and revealed that on top of travelling to Japan,  he spent time getting healthy.

“I literally finished the tour, got rid of my phone, went home and realised I was 15 stone and needed to jog a bit,” he said.

Following his much needed break he said he “came home, made the album, scrapped the album and made the album again and here we are”.

Sheeran, clearly something of a perfectionist said he scrapped the album because “it just wasn’t good enough”.

“It was like multiply good and I can’t have something come out that’s just as good as the second album,” he said.

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