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Ed Sheeran Was ‘Blasted’ Recording ‘First Times’

Ed Sheeran sat down with Ryan Seacrest to discuss his new album, “=” (pronounced Equals) and he told the story behind recording “First Times.”

The song is about Ed as a first-time father experiencing his daughter’s “firsts.” He finished the track after a very spirited dinner.

“Everyone had these little CBD pens and we were drinking wine … and I just got really blasted,” Ed shared. “… At the end of dinner and the producer came up to me and said ‘We did not get the right vocals can you come back in?’ And I could barely open my eyes … and I recorded this vocal that’s really, really fragile and gentle because I could barely sing … and I love it because it sounds so imperfect … and I think that’s what’s wonderful about it.” 

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