Ed Sheeran’s friendship with Taylor Swift goes beyond music, as the singer-songwriter reveals the deep conversations they have and the support they offer each other.
In an exclusive clip from Sheeran’s interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, the artist expresses his gratitude for having Swift as a friend who truly understands him.
Sheeran explains that he often engages in lengthy conversations with Swift because she is “one of the only people that actually truly understands where I’m at.”
Their talks cover a wide range of topics, allowing Sheeran to share his thoughts and concerns openly.
Finding Therapy in Friendship
Sheeran emphasizes that these conversations with Swift feel therapeutic, as they provide a safe space to discuss their shared experiences, insecurities, and how they are treated by others.
He appreciates having someone like Swift, who can relate to the challenges and pressures they face in the music industry.
Sheeran describes their friendship as being in the same sphere, allowing them to connect on a deeper level.
Collaborating and Mutual Support
Their friendship extends to their professional lives as well. Sheeran and Swift have collaborated on several projects throughout the years and share a mutual collaborator, Aaron Dessner.
Sheeran initially hesitated to work closely with artists that Swift collaborated with, wanting to maintain their individual artistic identities. However, Swift encouraged him to collaborate with Dessner, explaining how it had benefited her own music.
Grateful for the opportunity, Sheeran expresses his gratitude for working with Dessner, stating that it has allowed him to create some of the most meaningful music in a long time.
A History of Collaboration and Friendship
Sheeran and Swift’s friendship dates back to 2012 when they first met. They collaborated on the track “Everything Has Changed” from Swift’s album Red. Over the years, they continued to collaborate on songs like “End Game” and “The Joker and the Queen.”
Their latest collaboration, “The Joker and the Queen,” was released in 2022, marking a full-circle moment as they reunited with the same child actors from their “Everything Has Changed” music video.
Ed Sheeran’s New Album and Personal Journey
As Sheeran prepares to release his latest album, Subtract, he reflects on the significant changes in his life and mental health that have influenced his music.
He describes the album as an honest and genuine expression of where he is in his adult life.
Subtract represents a departure from his previous approach of crafting music to please others.
Instead, he aims to create something that is true to himself and his personal experiences. Sheeran sees this album as an opportunity to delve deep into his soul and make sense of his journey.
In sharing his personal diary through his music, Sheeran hopes to connect with his audience on a profound level and offer them a glimpse into his world.
As Sheeran’s album release approaches, fans eagerly anticipate the raw and introspective music that reflects his growth as an artist and individual.
A Lasting Friendship and Musical Support
Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift’s friendship continues to thrive, rooted in mutual understanding and support.
Beyond their musical collaborations, they provide each other with a space for meaningful conversations and a source of strength in their respective journeys as artists.
Their enduring bond showcases the power of friendship in the music industry and reminds us of the importance of having someone who truly understands us by our side.