His new album Equals is slated for release at the end of next month.
And Ed Sheeran admitted on Tuesday that he hired an unlikely backing singer to support him on his new record.
Speaking to The Sun, the A-team hitmaker shocked fans and revealed: ‘Jimmy Carr the comedian is on the background… It’s true.’
Surprising: Ed Sheeran revealed on Tuesday that Jimmy Carr is one of the background singers on his upcoming album Equals which is set for release on October 29 (pictured in September)
This isn’t Jimmy’s first dabble in the recording studio as it was previouly reported that the funny man sang on Ed’s last single Visiting Hours.
The comedian was in good company on the track, which also features vocals from Courteney Cox.
The Friends actress has become close with Ed after dating his producer and collaborator Johnny McDaid for the past seven years.
Jimmy is yet to comment on his involvement with Ed’s album but posted the video for Visiting Hours to Twitter last month without any caption.
In good company: The comedian previously sand on Ed’s single Visiting Hours alongside the actress Courtney Cox
The revalation about Ed and Jimmy’s studio collaboration comes after the singer admitted last week that it’s hard to find people that ‘truly love you’ after fame.
Speaking to Kiss FM the star admitted: ‘The beginning of my career, I sort of drunk the cool aid a little bit and I was like, “I moved to LA and I got famous friends”, blah, blah, blah and blah – and I sort of lost touch with them.
‘But when I came back home when I was 22, I just made a conscious effort and I was like, “I’m paying for a holiday twice a year and you guys are gonna come with me and that’s when we’re gonna bond”.
‘And, you know, we went on like these amazing holidays and all hung out as friends,’ he revealed.
Studio socialising: The Friends actress has become close with Ed after dating his producer and collaborator Johnny McDaid for the past seven years
Jimmy is yet to comment on his involvement with Ed’s album but posted the video for Visiting Hours to Twitter last month without any caption
The star’s appearance on the radio show was in celebration of the release of his single Shivers, ahead of his album release on October 29, but he hasn’t just been filling his schedule with music – his daughter Lyra turns one soon.
Of her milestone birthday, Ed said: ‘It has completely flown, but this is what every parent says.
‘I’ve got a long tour coming up so I think by the time that she’ll probably start primary school we’ll have been around the world like three or four times – so I think it’s probably time to settle and have a normal childhood I think.’
Ed also spoke to Zoe Ball on the Radio 2 Breakfast Show on Friday about his little girl, sweetly revealing their ‘vinyl breakfast’ routine – the doting father picks a record and they listen to it in full whilst Lyra eats her porridge.
Friends: The revalation about Ed and Jimmy’s studio collaboration comes after the singer admitted last week that it’s hard to find people that ‘truly love you’ after fame
On Kiss, the successful star, who marked ten years since his debut album + this week, also spoke candidly about the prospect of replicating past success.
‘When you’re coming out with new music and there’s a song that’s streaming four times the amount of the number two song… you have to basically do better than everyone else and then better than the person that is doing better than everyone else.
‘So I looked at that and I was like, I’ll be happy if it [Bad Habits] goes top 10. Thankfully did a bit better, but you can never take these things for granted,’ he admitted.
Stage fright: The star also admitted that after the success of his debut album + he feels pressure to top the charts with all his new material
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