Ed Sheeran Gives One Direction Love Songs For Their New Album

26 July 2012, 10:21 | Updated: 26 July 2012, 10:36

The 'A Team' star has given the boy band some romantic songs he wrote during his teen years.

Ed Sheeran has revealed he gave One Direction several love songs he had penned when he was 17 to record for their brand new album.

The 'Lego House' star penned a track for the boy band's 2011 debut 'Up All Night', and says the 'Gotta Be You' five-piece's next record will new just as romantic as their first.

"I wrote the three tracks that I gave when I was 17 and they were on my hard drive of a long time," Ed revealed to MTV News this week. "And I gave them one song for their last album, and they came back and said, 'Do you have any more?' and I said, 'Here's a whole load. Take your pick'."

"Seventeen year-old Ed just wrote a lot of love songs, so expect to hear a lot of love songs on their album, I guess," he added.

The 'A Team' star went on to explain that he enjoys working in completely different sectors of the music industry, saying that recording with a rapper like Yelawolf and then collaborating with a boy band like One Direction keeps him interested and "musically driven".

View a picture of One Direction performing live in America earlier this year below (Credit: PA):

One Direction have been working on their next record in the studio for the past month after arriving back in the UK following their headline tour of the US.

Ed Sheeran is currently working on his own second album and recently revealed the record is now all "structurally there" but has yet to announce a release date.