Ed Sheeran: "I Fill My Days Off With Work"

17 February 2012, 12:31 | Updated: 17 February 2012, 12:39

The 'Lego House' star says his latest project 'The Slumdon Bridge' came about during his "time off".

Ed Sheeran has confessed that his recently unveiled new EP 'The Slumdon Bridge' with American rapper Yelawolf was created during time he was given off.

The 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You' singer told the Daily Star that he was bored around Christmas time and decided to make the trip across the pond because he is happiest when he is working.

He said: "I got given a week off by my record company at Christmas but I got bored. So I went to America and hooked up with Yelawolf. I ask for days off, but then I end up filling them with work. It's how I like it."

'The Slumdon Bridge' was released for free on Valentine's Day and features four tracks including the previously unveiled 'You Don't Know (For F*** Sake)' as well as 'London Bridge' and 'Faces'.

Meanwhile, Ed will head to the BRITs 2012 next week where he is nominated for four awards on the night including Album Of The Year for his debut effort '+'.