Ed Sheeran and Bring Me The Horizon writing heavy metal collaboration

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 February 2022
Ed Sheeran and Bring Me The Horizon

Ed Sheeran and Bring Me The Horizon have more plans for the future

'Bad Habits' singer Ed Sheeran reveals he's going to write a new track with Bring Me The Horizon after their surprise collaboration at the BRIT Awards

Ed Sheeran is planning a heavy metal project with Bring Me The Horizon.

The 'Bad Habits' singer teamed up with the 'Drown' rockers on a heavy version of his hit single at the BRIT Awards on Tuesday (08.02.22) and he has revealed there's more to come.

He told the Daily Star newspaper's Wired column: "We're going to write a song together... Playing with Bring Me The Horizon was a dream.

"I got in touch with [singer Oli Sykes] and we were going to write together but then the pandemic happened, so we were in touch – I've been a fan for a long time.

"Oddly enough that's the kind of music I grew up listening to and had a Kerrang subscription and I listened to it constantly."

The 30-year-old star joked his song would sound like a "wet fart" if he played it live as a solo track, and Bring Me The Horizon convinced him that their version would work well.

He quipped: "I actually said 'Bad Habits' would be a bit of a wet fart if I was just going up there and playing it normally.

"The song is EDM and they've taken it and make it a whole new thing. I was just like, you know what, these guitars are going to be great.

"It was a week's turnaround – we emailed each other two weeks ago, recorded it a week ago and rehearsed it three days ago."

Ed has been open to the idea of taking on a heavier style one day, after growing up listening to the likes of Cradle of Filth and Slipknot.

Last year, Dani Filth revealed he's been in touch with Ed after a social media exchange, and would love for them to record a song together for charity.

He said: “I’ve actually been emailing with him. He actually touched base with me. I’ve been invited up to his place.

"Well, he said he could come down to mine, but I pointed out to him that I don’t own my own bar or village, and it’d be better if I went there.

"He said he’d do anything. Quite literally. He said he’s a massive fan. He seems like a genuinely very nice guy actually.”