Ed Sheeran Hails "Cool" Taylor Swift For Being Unique In Writing "100 Percent Of Her Hits"

17 January 2013, 09:55

The 'A Team' singer says it is "very cool" that Taylor has such strong ethics about her songwriting.

Ed Sheeran has praised Taylor Swift for being one of the only female stars who writes "100 percent of her hits", as he prepares to head out on tour with the US singer this spring.

The 'Lego House' star will join Taylor as a support act for her 'Red' tour across North America this March, and says he respects her ability as a singer as well as her ethics as a songwriter.

"I'm a fan of Taylor's. Not just her work but her ethics and that she writes her hits herself," Ed told Billboard this week. "She's probably the only woman in her position in the industry who writes 100 percent of her hits.

"It's a very cool thing," the UK singer-songwriter explained, before discussing the pair's 2012 team-up 'Everything Has Changed'. "The song that ended up on her record was pretty much 100 percent her idea in the first place. I did what I could to help but she definitely knows what she's doing."

"I don't know what's going to happen," Ed admitted. "I've never really played to crowds that big before so I'm hoping it goes down well.

"The longest I've played in a stadium was six songs at Wembley Stadium. That was mental," he added. "So doing that with Taylor night after night is definitely going to be an experience."

Check out a picture of Taylor Swift posing on the red carpet of the Golden Globes 2013 last weekend below (Credit: Getty):

The 'Drunk' singer is currently enjoying newfound success in the US after being nominated by the Grammy Awards for Song Of The Year for his breakthrough hit 'The A Team'.

Earlier this week Ed admitted his second studio album is unlikely to be released before next year because of how busy he will be in 2013.

Taylor Swift's 'Red' tour of North America kicks off on 13th March with a show in Omaha, Nebraska.