Lewis Capaldi explains why he removed Ed Sheeran's lyrics from his song

Lewis Capaldi explains why he removed Ed Sheeran's lyrics from his song

Lewis Capaldi has an album due for release in 2023 that features a song which he co-wrote with Ed Sheeran.

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 Ed Sheeran is one of the biggest global stars. Many artists would die for an opportunity to work with him. 

But for Lewis Capaldi, featuring Ed Sheeran on his upcoming album came with uncertainties. He told BBC that what made him unsettled was that "every British artist who has a number one record seems to have Ed on it".

"That's a testament to how good he is but I was wary of it," he told the publication. 

But Lewis didn't want a situation where if his music tops the charts, he has to share the glory with Ed. 

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"My ego was going, 'I don't want people thinking Ed wrote my song'," he told the publication. 

The Scottish singer-songwriter says he spoke to the 'Shape of You' hitmaker about the matter and Ed decided to take up a pseudonym. However, Lewis says he later decided to cut out Ed's lyrics completely out. 

He explained that Ed came up with the lyrics: "She gives me more than everything, I'll give her my last name," but he changed them. 

"I was like, 'Ed, this is 2022. No-one has to take anyone's second name. I'm not singing that!" he said. 

"I don't even think that Ed's own wife has got his last name," he added. 

The new album from Lewis Capaldi, 'Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent', will be released on 19 May 2023.

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