Ed Sheeran Talks Song For One Direction's New Album: "Perfect For Them"

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While it's been confirmed that Ed Sheeran wrote a song for One Direction's new album, it turns out he almost didn't work with them again. How tragic would that have been?

As these things go, his record label was "very annoyed" that One Direction had success with the Ed-penned "Little Things" and didn't want him to collaborate with the boy band again. Go figure.

The singer/songwriter recently told Nova FM (via Press Party) that the song he wrote on 1D's upcoming album Four almost didn't happen: "I wasn't going to do it again because my record label got very annoyed that my first number one was a song I gave to somebody else and they were like, 'Don't do it.'"

It all worked out though, as Ed explained how he came to write the song: "But I did Britain's Got Talent and Simon Cowell...mentioned it...and then the next day I was in Copenhagen and I just got an idea and I went in the shower room, where it's big and reverberative and wrote it and I was like, 'That sounds like a song that would be perfect for them', and sent it across. It's one of these songs that I wouldn't have used for myself; it was written specifically for them."

We can't wait to hear it. Four comes out on November 17.

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