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Ed Sheeran reveals he wrote 120 songs for new album

Ed Sheeran has stated that he wrote a staggering 120 songs for his next album.

The British singer-songwriter has been working on the follow-up to his 2011 debut '+' for months.

The 'A Team' man spent much of 2013 supporting Taylor Swift on her massive North American Red Tour and it seems that proved fertile ground for Sheeran.

He told Ryan Seacrest of his time in the US: "I wrote a lot of stuff. I wrote the whole of this next record. Over the course of the year, I wrote 120 songs...America is one of those countries where you have a lot of experiences and meet a lot of new people - it’s not like rapping about road changes, but there are songs inspired by Nashville and things like that, and I took more influence from music here, I got to work with a lot of very cool people over here producer-wise."

Breaking down his long stay in the US, Sheeran added: "I was in America for 11-and-a-half months, which as an Englishman is quite a tough thing to do. I lived in Nashville for six months, I lived in L.A. for three months and New York for two."

The singer-songwriter meanwhile is due to unleash his next album before he tours the UK in October.

Watch Ed Sheeran perform on the Red Tour below: