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Ed Sheeran working with Jessie Ware, announces youth center

Singer Ed Sheeran performs onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's 2014 Wango Tango at StubHub Center on May 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Photo by Kevin Winter

Ed Sheeran continues to be one of the busiest people in music. When he is not working on his own music, the “Sing” artist is working with other artists on their projects. According to Digital Spy on Monday, Sheeran has confirmed that he is working with Jessie Ware on material for her upcoming second album.

Sheeran is preparing on the release of his own second studio album, X, next month, and is the right person to help Ware along on her new record due to be released later this year. So expect for the follow up album to Ware’s debut album Devotion to have some Sheeran flavor. The singer acknowledged that he would rather work in the studio with other artists than give away his own music.

He told the Daily Star,

I’ve stopped giving away songs now, I’m just going in with people to write songs because I find then it’s a lot easier to let songs go. I did one for User the other day, one for Jessie Ware and one with Hillary Duff.”

Sheeran has continually worked with Taylor Swift, is collaborating on an album with The Game, and hopes to work with Timbaland on future collaborations. As far as his own music, Sheeran recently debuted his new song “Thinking Out Loud,” and released the music video for his hit song “Sing.” The singer also just wrapped up a performance at Radio 1’s Big Weekend on this past Saturday. He shared the stage with Coldplay, Pharrell Williams, and Bastille, amongst other musical acts.

Outside the music, Sheeran has announced plans to open a youth center in his hometown of Framlingham, Suffolk. The 23-year-old singer said he is excited about the project, which will convert a former police station into the youth center. He said about the project,

I had a youth club from when I was 12 when I grew up which did a battle of the bands every week and that’s where I and other bands started playing.”

Its his way of giving back to a community that helped him reach his own dreams.

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