Ed Sheeran Performs “Castle On The Hill,” Admits “Shape of You” Was Meant For Rihanna

Ed Sheeran is on his way.

In case you're living under a rock (or a castle on a hill, heh), Ed Sheeran has officially dropped back into the music scene. On Friday, the Grammy Award winning singer dropped two new songs from his forthcoming album "÷" (Divide): "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill."

The former was originally meant for Rihanna, Sheeran admits in a new interview with BBC. “‘Shape Of You’ is actually a really random one because I went in to write songs for other people with a guy called Steve Mac and a guy called Johnny McDaid,” he said. “And we were writing this song, and I was like, ‘This would really work for Rihanna.’ But then I started singing lyrics like putting ‘Van The Man on the jukebox,’ and I was like ‘She’s not really going to sing that, is she.'”

Interview:



He also performed an acoustic rendition of "Castle on the Hill," which offers fans an entirely new take on the song only a few hours after digesting the original. Watch:



Sheeran gets the thumbs up from his pal Taylor Swift.

OH MY GOD OKAY ITS HAPPENING EVERYBODY STAY CALM

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