Ed Sheeran has unveiled that his hotly anticipated ninth studio album Revival, with Eminem was together put in the house of an equally famous friend, Russell Crowe. Ed Sheeran is one of the star-studded line-ups of the guest singers featuring in this upcoming track.
On Friday night, Billboard’s Kevan Kenney at iHeartRadio’s Z100 Jingle Bell in New York City asked Sheeran about how the song “River” collaboration came to which Sheeran said, “I sound like such a c**t name-dropping, but I was traveling Australia and Russell Crowe has a house, this big farm.” He also said that the actor welcomed him to stay in his house and told him to use the recording studio as he was away. “I get an email from Paul Rosenberg, Eminem’s manager, and he said, ‘We’re going to start putting the album together, send any ideas,’” he further revealed saying that he knew what he has to do if ever had an opportunity to work with Eminem.
“So I used the studio at Russell’s house – played the drums on it, and then played the guitar, and then recorded the thing and wrote the chorus and did the piano on it, and then sent it off and then didn’t hear anything back. This was March 2016.”He said while traveling to Mexico, he has heard from his friend, who regularly used to produce for Eminem, that Eminem has played some drums and had put some verses for it.
The ‘Shape of You’ singer unveiled that he always had an idea for collaboration in the back of his mind if he ever got this opportunity. He says when he played in Detroit, he got to meet Eminem there and he has described the rapper as “such a sweet, talented guy” and has added the experience that “a door I thought was closed and just opened randomly”. The track “Revival” is due for release on 15th December.