Ed Sheeran has written a song for K-pop group BTS – it’s his second
The singer-songwriter also called the group members "super, super cool guys".
It’s confirmed: Ed Sheeran has written a new song for K-pop stars BTS. This is his second collaboration with the group after Make It Right from the 2019 album, Map Of The Soul: Persona.
The singer-songwriter first revealed this on an interview with US radio show Most Requested Live on Sunday (Jun 27) where he also spoke about his new single, Bad Habits.
He said, “I’ve actually worked with BTS on their last record, and I’ve just written a song for their new record. And they’re like super, super cool guys as well.”
Soompi reported that BTS’ agency, Big Hit Music, confirmed the collaboration on the same day, saying, “It is true that Ed Sheeran is participating in BTS’ new song”.
BTS is releasing a CD version of their latest English single, Butter, in July, which is slated to also include a brand new track. It hasn’t been revealed, however, if this is the afore-mentioned Sheeran collaboration.
The 30-year-old Sheeran released the dance tune Bad Habits on Jun 25. He told Apple Music’s Zane Low that he had written the song in January after finishing his album and realising there were “no songs on there that would surprise people”.
“People see me as the acoustic singer-songwriter who does ballads and there was just a lot of that. So I wanted to go in the studio and make something that was totally different. I spent a month and just made lots of mad tunes – and this was one of the mad ones,” he said.