Sheeran also discussed his new album, titled '"x" (pronounced "multiply"), which is due June 23.
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"Chris Brown's new album is also called 'X," Sheeran says. We're going to have a showdown. I'm not gonna win. That guy's stacked. he's got muscles."
Then Sheeran quickly realizes the context of what he said and makes a priceless face. Watch the full interview below:
He also talked about the genesis of his new single "Sing," which he wrote with producer Pharrell Williams.
“I made that song by accident," he says. "I made it with Pharrell and just through him really pushing me and him being like ‘Man, you just gotta try this!’ And me being like, ‘No, it’s not going to work!’ And then when it started to work, [Pharrell] was like, ‘I told you!’”
The singer-songwriter also indicated the rest of his new album will mark a bit of a departure from the acoustic-only vibe of his preview album, "+." But fans will have to wait a little longer before knowing first-hand.