Ed apparently worked with the 1D boys on their first hugely successful album, Up All Night, and he was delighted when they asked him to pen more songs for them.
He said, “I wrote the three tracks that I gave [them] … when I was 17 and they were on my hard drive for a long time.
“And then I gave them one song for their last album and they came back and said, ‘Do you have any more?’ and I said, ‘Here’s a whole load. Take your pick.’”
And although the songs Ed wrote were inspired by his break up with a former girlfriend, he says they’re all “positive” because it had been a great relationship…
He said, “17-year-old Ed just wrote a lot of love songs, so expect to hear a lot of love songs on their album, I guess.
“I had a wicked girlfriend at 17. … She was great. Actually [my] album is pretty much about her.
“So she spawned off a lot of songs.”