British singer-songwriter Maisie Peters has signed with Ed Sheeran's Gingerbread Man Records, and is prepping her new single, "Psycho" for a July 2 release. "Signing to Gingerbread is a dream come true," said Peters, 21, in a statement.
"I grew up inspired and in awe of Ed, like many other 13-year-olds who heard ‘Lego House’ for the first time, so, it’s kind of amazing and hard to believe that I get to be the 21-year-old who is able to call him and the whole Gingerbread team now friends, family and mentors for life."
Peters, who began uploading songs to YouTube more than five years ago, will release her debut album, You Signed Up For This, on Aug. 27; her single "Psycho" was co-written by Sheeran and Steve Mac. "I’m so excited to announce You Signed Up For This. It really is my (albeit not hugely long) life’s work and my proudest achievement; it is my favorite album maybe ever, and whilst I may be biased, I really hope it goes into the world and becomes lots of other people’s favorite too," Peters continued. "It all means the world and is my world and there is nothing I would rather do.”