The young English singer/songwriter recorded the album at various locations around the globe with such big-name producers as Rick Rubin, Pharrell Williams, Benny Blanco & Jeff Bhasker.
These luminaries join Sheeran's key collaborators Johnny McDaid (Snow Patrol) & Jake Gosling for a new set that showcases the exponential growth (vocally & musically) of an artist who at the tender age of 23 exhibits the poise of a seasoned veteran. The songs came together whilst touring & chart his life & loves since embarking on the journey to his current stardom. The deluxe version of the album also includes the original song, ‘I See Fire’, which Ed wrote, produced & recorded for the second 'Hobbit' movie. “It’s definitely my best work,” says Sheeran. "an artist pulling off one of the harder tricks in rock – growing up in public – with ease." - The Guardian