Ed Sheeran really seems to be the man of the moment, not only are his 2 new tracks climbing at the charts like creepers but he also blurted out in an interview with Billboard that he actually wrote Justin Bieber & Major Lazer‘s hit Cold Water. He said he remembers writing the song at Benny Blanco‘s house when he was on kind of a hot streak. Excerpts:
“Cold Water’ was a weird one because I didn’t even know that song existed,” he explained. “It was a song I must’ve half-written somewhere at a time where I was writing a lot of songs and I did it at Benny Blanco’s house and then I got an email from Diplo just being like, ‘Yo! That ‘Cold Water’ song is dope! Can I have it?’ And I was like, ‘I have no idea what you’re talking about,’ so I just didn’t reply. And then he emailed and was like, “Yo, Justin [Bieber] wants to hop on the ‘Cold Water’ song. Is that cool?’ And I’m just like, ‘What are you talking about?’… And then the song came out and it was number one and I was like ‘Oh, that song!’ I remember doing it, but it was really, really slow. I remember hearing it and being like ‘That kind of sounds like me. Oh wait, it was me.”
Not only that but Justin Bieber‘s Love Yourself was also written by and for Ed Sheeran.