Inside the BRIT Awards albums of the year: Ed Sheeran

Mark Sutherland

Ben Cook: “The first songs that were in the frame for this record were written in the middle of the X campaign, which is normally the way. We’re normally in the middle of [a campaign] and he says, ‘Here’s my next album’ and plays us the songs.”

Ed Howard: “Castle On The Hill was the first one I heard. I was pretty glad that he was taking a year off because he had really laid it out work-wise ...

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