Ed Sheeran Wishes He Kept Tori Kelly’s “I Was Made For Loving You”
Unused Ed Sheeran demos are a hot commodity in the music industry. Justin Bieber took “Love Yourself” all the way to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 (and earned a Grammy nomination), while Major Lazer’s “Cold Water” also proved to be a massive hit. However, when it comes to regrets, the only song he wishes he kept for himself is something else entirely. “The one on Tori Kelly’s album, ‘I Was Made For Loving You,'” the Brit revealed on Fresh 102.7 NY this morning (January 12).
“I remember writing that with Tori and saying before, ‘Whatever we write, definitely for your album, don’t worry about it,’ and remember halfway through being like ‘Aghhh, God I wish I was keeping this.’ It is a really beautiful song and it’s turned out so, so well. But that’s one song that I wish I’d kept.” It’s a good choice. The Unbreakable Smile ballad, which Ed sings on, is an understated gem that lingers in your brain long after the song is over.
The “Shape Of You” hitmaker also explained why all his rejects are being recorded by other acts. “Songs often end up in a place called ‘song jail,’ where they just never get released,” Ed explained. “So anytime anyone wants to do anything with them — I know what songs are gonna go on my album, and if they’re not going to go on my album, then they’re free for anyone else.” Listen to Tori Kelly and Ed Sheeran’s “I Was Made For Loving You” below.