Ed Sheeran Has No Plans To Collaborate On New Album: "I Need To Make My Own Groove"

14 December 2012, 12:22 | Updated: 14 December 2012, 12:25

The 'A Team' singer says he wants to follow in the footsteps of Bob Dylan by keeping his albums just him.

Ed Sheeran has revealed he has no plans to feature any collaborations on his upcoming second studio album.

The 'Lego House' star is currently writing songs for the follow-up to his 2011 debut '+', confirming he has "done around 26 songs' so far, but says he doesn't expect to include any team-ups on his albums for some time.

"I'm not really too up for collaborations," Ed revealed to MTV News this week. "My theory is Bob Dylan never collaborated on his first few records so I think I'll get to a point where for me collaborating on my own record will make sense.

Despite not wanting any collaborations on his new album, Ed did say he is happy to work with other artists on their own records, as he did with Taylor Swift on her 'Red' album track 'Everything Has Changed'.

"But for now I need to kind of make my own groove myself and collaborating with someone like Taylor on her record has opened up so many doors, but I think for me on my own record I need to keep it me for a while."

Check out a picture of Ed Sheeran playing at the iTunes Festival 2012 earlier this year below:

Last week it was announced that Ed Sheeran's 'The A Team' has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Song of The Year.

Ed Sheeran is expected to announce details about his next studio album within the coming months before heading out on tour across the US with Taylor Swift in 2013.