ED Sheeran has created his No. 1 hit Shape of You at an extraordinary pace, his co-writer told the High Court yesterday.
The singer was considered a “whirlwind of ideas” when Steve McCutcheon first met him to help with the 2017 single.
Sheeran, now 31, “started spontaneously singing a torrent of melodic and lyrical ideas” at his London studios in 2016, the producer recalled.
In his testimony, McCutcheon wrote, “I’d never worked with anyone who worked that fast before.
“Typically, you record multiple takes of a singer’s performances, which are later put together to select the best parts of each.
“Ed didn’t work like that.
“It was extraordinary.”
The couple and co-writer, Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid, have been accused of stealing the chorus from Sami Chokri’s 2015 song “Oh Why.”
All three deny copyright infringement.
The case continues.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/17914013/ed-sheeran-shape-of-you-extraordinary-pace-court/ Ed Sheeran created the No1 hit “Shape of You” at an extraordinary pace, the court says