His new album Divide (÷) isn’t out until March 3rd, but you can pre-order the album now and get a few additional tracks — including one called “Barcelona” where Ed actually sings in Spanish (Spanglish?)!
He really took his year off to just relax and take an actual break which you don’t see often from artists, “I want a thirty-year career, not a five year.”
He also got some new tattoos like the Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona, Blinky the three eyed fish from ‘The Simpsons’, and Ducky from the movie ‘Land Before Time’. People are always asking him what’s going to happen when he becomes an old man with all those tats, but Ed is ready to have a dad bod, “Guys out there, we don’t need to go to the gym, not that I do.”
Ed had some epic moments during his time off but one, in particular, he will never forget. He was walking up a mountain and his foot slipped into 160-degree water from a volcano and it actually melted off the skin on the top of his foot!
To make it worse, it was his birthday! But he got a skin graft and he’s all better now.
Ed just released the track list for Divide (÷) and Shoboy was curious to know where the name “Supermarket Flowers” came from which Ed admitted was from the death of his Grandmother, “You could be really upset and dwell on something or you can put all the good memories in one song. I just wanted to make a tribute to my Gran.”
Speaking of our guardians, Ed revealed that his dad once pretended to be Mr. Warner at the Warner after party just so he could smoke a cigarette inside. No one bothered him the whole night!
But his dad isn’t the only one to “steal” an identity. Ed admitted he once pretended to be Calvin Harris just to get into an Oscar’s party, “It was at a time when Calvin Harris, no one knew what he looked like, he was just a DJ name and I was with my cousin, Rita Ora, and Rita Ora’s (cousin) and Rita was with Calvin at this point and she that Calvin was on the list, but I know he’s not coming so just say you’re him.”
And it worked!
–Kristen Accardi/Shoboy in the Morning