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21 May 2013, 10:35
The 'A Team' star says he will be recording the full album this coming August.
Ed Sheeran has revealed he has now written all of the songs for his new album and will head into the recording studio this summer to record them.
The 'Lego House' star has been hard at work writing for the follow-up to his 2011 debut '+' over the past year, and confirms he is still eyeing an early 2014 release for his second record.
"I turned it in today," Ed revealed to Billboard this past weekend. "It's early next year. It was going to be this year but I don't finish touring till October and then there's no time to get a plan together.
"I'm going to spend October, November, December planning and then just smash it out next year," the UK star explained.
Ed went on to say that the direction of the new album will fully take shape this August when he puts the songs down in the recording studio, but reassures fans that it should be a relatively easy process because he has "good songs" ready.
"All the songs are written, I'm going to record them in August," he confirmed. "The direction will take shape then.
"The songs are good, which is the main thing," Ed added. "I think you can have good songs and then you can put any sort of production behind it but as long as the songs are good."
Check out a picture of Ed on stage at the Billboard Music Awards 2013 below (Credit: Getty):
The 'A Team' singer also performed at the Billboard Music Awards 2013 over the weekend (19th May) when he sang his hit 'Lego House' live on stage.
Ed Sheeran later revealed on Twitter that he had completed his goal for the night, after getting to share a drink with PSY at the awards ceremony.