Apple Music has announced that an Ed Sheeran documentary is on the way.  It’s called Songwriter and the first official trailer has been released.

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According to Rolling Stone,The documentary was filmed over a decade, as Sheeran’s filmmaker cousin Murray Cummings followed the singer on tours and in recording studios. The trailer incorporates footage of a young Sheeran playing cello, bass, guitar and drums – then flashes forward to the songwriter meeting a critical early influence, his school music teacher.”

Murray says, “I decided to make something different.  I wasn’t going to show fame. I didn’t want paparazzi, screaming fans or big stadiums. I didn’t want to have sit down interviews because I didn’t want to tell the audience how something came to be, I just wanted to show them. And I wanted the focus to be the songwriting.”

In one of the clips, we hear Ed saying, “The album is the peak of my songwriting and musical ability.  It might be that I never get this again. The last two albums were building up to something. This one, it definitely feels magical.”  The preview is based on both the recording and writing process of Divide, which is Ed’s third studio album and released back in 2017.  The documentary will also include footage of Ed working alongside Julia Michaels, Benny Blanco, Amy Wadge and others. 

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In a statement made by Ed during a press release, he praised his cousin for this documentary, “Murray’s film brilliantly documents the hard work and DNA that goes into creating a song from start to finish.”

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