Ed Sheeran Plans February 2014 Release For His New Album With A "More Developed" Sound

The 'Lego House' singer also speaks about his big plans for continuing to conquer the US.

Ed Sheeran has suggested his new album will be out in February 2014 and confirms he is planning to write more songs for the record while touring with Taylor Swift this spring.

The 'A Team' singer has promised a "more developed" sound on this second album, after admitting that his writing and performing style has changed over the past two years.

"I've got around 26 songs for the next record and I've got another nine months on the road to keep writing as well," Ed revealed to Billboard this week. "So the record's definitely on its way.

"I can tell you it will probably come out in February 2014 and I'm gonna be recording and writing it over the whole Taylor tour," the 'Lego House' star confirmed, before teasing what fans can expect from his follow-up to debut '+'.

"Most of the first record was written when I was 17, 18 at the time and I'm 21 now," the UK star explained. "So I've definitely evolved in the way I write songs and the way I perform, the whole mindspace.

"So it's just going to be a little more developed I think."

Check out a picture of Taylor Swift performing for New Year's Eve at the end of December below (Credit: Getty):

When asked about his newfound success in America, which has already seen him nominated for a Grammy at this year's ceremony, Ed says he "didn't realise" his music would skyrocket stateside as much as it has.

"I feel like if everything keeps going the way it is, it's going to be bigger in America than it is anywhere else in the world," the singer explained. "I'm selling out 6000 to 9000 capacity rooms with one single, where in England I've only just reached that point with a five-times platinum [record].

"I thought there was potential but I didn't realise it would kind of get as big as it has," Ed added.

Ed Sheeran will join Taylor Swift on her 'Red' North American tour which launches in Omaha, Nebraska on 13th March.