The 26-year-old singer/songwriter has written songs for a number of popular artists including One Direction and Justin Bieber, but has now revealed he plans to put together his very own boy band with the intentions of taking them on tour with him.
Speaking in an interview for the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine, Ed admitted he was already in the process of auditioning members for the band, and had written a number of songs for them.
Talking about the music, the ‘Castle on the Hill’ hitmaker said: “[It is] really, really decent. Superpop, but obviously credible. I’m gonna put three or four boys together and do all the songs, take them on the stadium tour with me.”
And the ‘Shape of You’ singer also revealed his plans to perform in “stadiums everywhere”.
He added: “I want to do stadiums everywhere. Like George Strait’s level – he tours every four years, does a couple of stadiums and then f**ks off again.”
Whatever songs Ed has written for his future boy band project will likely include some heart breaking tracks, as he recently admitted the “best songs” come from writing about pain.
He said: “I would say one thing – I think the best songs ever are made from pain but I’d say you can definitely still write close to that by being happy.”
Meanwhile, Ed previously claimed he had to find new inspiration for his third album ‘Divide’, as his stable relationship with girlfriend Cherry Seaborn made it hard to write breakup songs.
He said: “All my other albums have been about heartbreak and I’m just not in that place.
“I had to find new things to write about, so I guess I dwelled on my family a bit.”