Ed Sheeran has revealed Jimmy Carr recorded backing vocals on ‘Visiting Hours’.
Sheeran has revealed Carr makes an appearance on the track on his upcoming LP ‘= (Equals)’.
According to The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column, Ed said: “Jimmy Carr the comedian is on the background. It’s true.”
‘Visiting Hours’ also features Jimmy Barnes and Kylie Minogue.
Sheeran’s star-studded LP could also feature another of Ed’s celebrity pals, Courteney Cox.
Ed revealed this week that he isn’t entirely sure whether the Hollywood actress appears on ‘=’, the follow-up to 2017 record ‘÷’.
He said: “She sings. I’m pretty sure she sings on background vocals on the album. I think she’s on ‘Visiting Hours’. If not, she was definitely on ‘÷’ somewhere.”
The chart-topping music star subsequently explained how he came to work with Courteney.
He said: “Well, my producer and songwriter, Johnny [McDaid] is dating her. Me and Johnny write most, like, we wrote ‘Shape of You’ together. We wrote ‘Bad Habits’ together. We work together a lot.”
And Ed recently teased it’s a “really personal record” that is inspired by him becoming a father.
Sheeran – who releases his fourth studio LP on October 29 – insisted it’s a “coming-of-age record”, with songs written about his wife Cherry and their 12-month-old daughter Lyra Antarctica.
He said: “‘= (Equals)’ is a really personal record and one that means a lot to me.
“My life changed greatly over the past few years – I got married, became a father, experienced loss, and I reflect on these topics over the course of the album. I see it as my coming-of-age record, and I can’t wait to share this next chapter with you.”
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