Ed Sheeran Reveals He’s Hired Comedian Jimmy Carr As Backing Vocalist For His New Album Equals
His new album Equals is planned for the end of next month.
And Ed Sheeran admitted on Tuesday that he hired an unlikely backing singer to support him on his new record.
Speak with The sun, the A-Team hitmaker shocked fans, revealing, “Jimmy Carr the comedian is in the background… It’s true.”
Surprisingly: Ed Sheeran revealed on Tuesday that Jimmy Carr is one of the backing vocalists on his upcoming album Equals due out October 29 (pictured in September)
This isn’t Jimmy’s first hobby in the recording studio, as it was previously reported that the funny man sang on Ed’s latest single Visiting Hours.
The comedian was in good company on the track, which also features vocals from Courteney Cox.
The Friends actress has developed a close relationship with Ed after dating his producer and collaborator Johnny McDaid for the past seven years.
Jimmy hasn’t commented on his involvement with Ed’s album yet, but posted the video for Visiting Hours to Twitter last month without any captions.
In good company: the comedian previously sanded with actress Courtney Cox on Ed’s single Visiting Hours
The review on Ed and Jimmy’s studio collaboration comes after the singer admitted last week that it’s hard to find people who “really love you” after fame.
Speaking to Kiss FM, the star admitted: “At the beginning of my career, I drank the cool help a little bit and I thought, ‘I moved to LA and I have famous friends,’ blah, blah, blah and blah – and I’ve kind of lost touch with them.
“But when I came home when I was 22, I just made a conscious effort and I thought, ‘I’ll pay for a vacation twice a year and you’ll come with me and then we’ll bond”.
“And, you know, we went on like these great vacations and all went around as friends,” he revealed.
Socializing in the studio: The Friends actress has bonded with Ed after dating his producer and collaborator Johnny McDaid for the past seven years
Jimmy hasn’t commented on his involvement with Ed’s album yet, but posted the video for Visiting Hours on Twitter last month without any captions
The star’s appearance on the radio show was in celebration of the release of his single Shivers, ahead of his album release on October 29, but he hasn’t just filled his calendar with music – his daughter Lyra is soon to be one.
About her milestone birthday, Ed said, “It all flew by, but this is what every parent says.
“I’ve got a long tour ahead of me, so I think by the time she probably starts primary school, we’ll have been around the world three or four times – so I think it’s probably time to settle down and get a regular youth I think.’
Ed also spoke to Zoe Ball on Friday’s Radio 2 Breakfast Show about his little girl, sweetly revealing their “vinyl breakfast” routine – the devoted dad picks a record and they listen to it in full while Lyra eats her porridge.
Friends: The reappraisal over Ed and Jimmy’s studio collaboration comes after the singer admitted last week that it’s hard to find people who “really love you” after fame
On Kiss, the successful star, who this week marked ten years since his debut album +, also spoke candidly about the prospect of repeating past success.
“If you’re coming out with new music and there’s a song that’s streamed four times as much as song two… .
‘So I looked at it and I was like, I’ll be happy if it’s [Bad Habits] goes top 10. Thankfully it did slightly better, but you can never take these things for granted,” he admitted.
Stage Fright: The star also admitted that after the success of his debut album + he feels pressure to top the charts with all his new material