Keith Urban Records Song Written by Ed Sheeran

Published On December 6, 2017 | By Cheryl Johnstone | Country Music News

Keith Urban’s upcoming album will include a song co-written by pop star Ed Sheeran. While the two never collaborated in the studio, the track also features Ed’s guitar playing, which Keith says was too good to replace.

“I got sent a song that he had written with quite a few writers, but it took a long time for me to get it right where I wanted the song to sit as a record. That took a few attempts at getting it where I wanted it. In the end I went with a version that those guys had done a demo of which Ed was playing acoustic guitar on it, electric guitar, singing the song of course, all the backing vocals and everything, and so I just basically used the template of what they’d done with that version and replaced the guitar parts all except the acoustic which is Ed playing. His playing was so great on the song I just left it. There was no need to replace it. It sounded great, so he’s not singing on the track but he’s playing acoustic.”

While the song wasn’t written specifically for him, Keith says that Ed and his co-writers thought the song needed to be recorded by a country artist.

There is no news yet on when Keith’s new studio album will be released, but in the meantime the debut single, “Female,” is in the Top 20 and climbing on the charts.

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