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Ed Sheeran On New Album: "Definitely More Hip-Hop Like"

Ed Sheeran has revealed in a new interview with Billboard that he is leaning towards a 'beat-heavy thing, definitely more hip-hop-like' direction for his long-awaited new album.

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The "A Team" singer is currently touring across the country alongside Taylor Swift on her Red tour. Dates and ticket information can be found here.

"The British troubadour and one-man live phenomenon tells Billboard that he's "probably about 40 tracks into the next album, and I'll pick 14 from that. I'm trying to write as many songs as possible; there are times I've been prolific and times I've not been prolific at all, but I just keep pushing. I think you just have to unclog the pipes and write as many songs as possible."

Sheeran adds that he's also making a concerted attempt "to try to kind of write different songs...that are kind of out of my comfort zone and challenge myself a little bit" -- a strategy he predicts will have a marked affect on the follow-up to his platinum debut set "+."

"It's definitely leaning towards more of a beat-heavy thing, definitely more hip-hop-like," Sheeran says. "I think I've evolved a bit more since I made the first record, which I think is a healthy thing."

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