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Ed Sheeran considered quitting music after becoming a dad

Ed Sheeran reveals that he considered quitting music after he and his wife Cherry Seaborn welcomed their first daughter, Lyra Antarctica last August.

Speaking on SiriusXM, Sheeran said he had a year off when he stopped playing music for a while because he was kind of I search of who he was. Then he had his daughter and decided to quit music and focus on being a dad.

“In my year off, I was kind of searching for who I was because I stopped playing music for a bit. And music is entirely me as a person. And then I had my daughter — well, my wife had our daughter, but I’m a parent. And then I was like, that’s it, this is me, I’m just going to be a dad, I’m not going to play music anymore.

 On second thought, after taking a break to spend time with Lyra, Sheeran decided that it was ‘more important for their daughter to know that her parents have and love their jobs, instead of looking at her dad as technically unemployed.

“I think it’s more important for my daughter to grow up knowing that her parents have the work ethic… and love creating and enjoy their jobs and seeing that rather than like looking at your dad as technically unemployed”.

While Ed decided against ditching music, he told the radio station that getting back into the swing of things after his break was not easy, saying: “There was a long period of time where I just didn’t really know. Everything was directionless.”

Sheeran further said that he doesn’t think his success should be measured in ticket and album sales but on how good his songs are.

It worked out in the end, though, as Ed’s first solo single in two years Bad Habits shot to number one on the UK charts and number five in the US. The song is expected to feature on Ed’s fifth album, believed to be called Subtract, in the tradition of his first three albums named after numerical symbols.

News link: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-9828577/amp/Ed-Sheeran-revealed-considered-quitting-music-daughter-born.html

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