Ed Sheeran’s idea of a “perfect evening” is to go to bed by 8:30 pm.
The Bad Habits hitmaker has changed his rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle and has been busy ever since he first fathered his 10-month-old daughter Laire, whom he has with wife Cherry Seaborn.
And he found that after working a strict 9-5 job, he and his other half love to be put to bed early.
Speaking on the Zach Sang Show podcast, he said, “My wife was in LA the other day, we ate Mexican takeaway and went to bed at 8:30 pm. It was the perfect evening.
“My work is now very structured. I work from 9 to 5. I arrive at work at 9 am and finish at 5 pm, no matter what.
“Some producers work crazy hours, and I tell them, ‘If you don’t show up at 9 am or between 9 and 10 am, I’m leaving.’ We are either working or not working.
“I wanted to be there then, six months later, I wanted to get structure. It was really helpful. “
The 30-year-old singer teased that his upcoming album is a “roller coaster of emotions” and admitted that there have been “dark failures” in his life.
He said, “I didn’t want to do an album about being a dad.
“I did so much. I got married, I lost a good friend and got a little closer to my father …
“It was a roller coaster of emotions, and I tried to capture them. It’s like excerpts from a diary about how I felt then.
“I’ve had super dark flops, and I listen back and think I’m glad I’m gone.”
Ed, who uses songwriting as therapy, explained that after the success of his 2017 LP Divide, he feared that his career was at its peak.
He added: “I think I was growing up and thought my youth was over.
“Divide” was the biggest album and tour ever, and I thought, “What if it was the peak?” I have come to terms with it.
“I don’t go to therapy. My therapy is writing songs that I can now share with the world, and through that you are healed.”