Singer Ed Sheeran is finally opening up about what caused him to take a year long hiatus from performing and making appearances in December 2015. He began his break via a lengthy and thoughtful announcement posted on Instagram.
In the Instagram post he explained that he would be taking time away from everything, saying,
“Hello all. I’m taking a break from my phone, emails and all social media for a while, I’ve had such an amazing ride over the last five years but I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes so I’m taking this opportunity of me not having to be anywhere or do anything to travel the world and see everything I miss.’
‘To my family and friends, if you love me you will understand me buggering off for a bit, to my fans, the third album is on its way and is the best thing I have made thus far. See you all next autumn, and thank you for being amazing, Ed x.”
Now, in an interview with The Project, Sheeran is explaining what motivated his break. Many Ed Sheeran fans will be shocked that the singer was compelled to step back after feeling that people were no longer as interested in his musical endeavors. With his signature sense of humor, the vocalist told interviewers,
‘I just felt like everything I did, I got a very lukewarm reaction by the end of it. I was like ‘Here’s a new song!’ And people were like, [sarcastically] ‘Ah, great.'”
Sheeran has also recently shared how he spent his time off. The singer took the year to drive up the Australian coast with his current girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn, who he has known since his school days. He told of how his year off gave him time to build a strong foundation for his relationship, which he has never previously had time to do with others, citing that as the reason nothing ever worked out. What’s next for the famous redhead? Sheeran says he’s recently spent a large amount of time yearning to be a father! Looks like 2017 could be a more exciting year for the singer than we thought!