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Ed Sheeran explains how he wrote Sing

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MMVA performer Ed Sheeran’s latest hit Sing is quite the departure from his past work. A more upbeat pop tune, featuring that sweet, sweet falsetto chorus, some might attribute its shift in sound and success to producer Happy star Pharrell.

When Sheeran stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, he revealed the real story behind the song and how it came to be. Turns out, as Sheeran explains, the British singer-songwriter almost passed on the beat, bass and drum line when it was first presented to him. But when Pharrell caught Sheeran fiddling around with the riff, he was assigned to sit down and come up with lyrics for it.

Sing was the second song Sheeran wrote with Pharrell and on his experience with the superstar producer, he only had good words to say: “It was amazing working with Pharrell, he brings out different sides of people that they didn’t know were there. He has a very clear idea of how to work it.”

Watch Ed Sheeran’s performance of Sing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon below and catch new episodes of The Tonight Show weekdays at 3E/12P on Much! And catch Ed Sheeran at the MMVAs this Sunday at 9E/6P. You can watch it on Much, CTV and CTV GO.

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