One Direction's Harry Styles isn't listed as a writer on Ed Sheeran's track "Thinking Out Loud," but he's the reason the song is even on the album! Ed's x album was already finished when his songwriting partner Amy Wadge picked up a guitar Harry bought for Ed and started playing a few lines, which turned into "Thinking Out Loud."
Amy told WalesOnline that she was just messing around with the guitar while visiting Ed's house when inspiration struck.
"When Ed went for a shower, I picked up a guitar which Harry Styles had bought him and I played two lines. Ed came running downstairs and said, ‘What’s that? We have to do something with that'," she said.
After they went to dinner with his parents, Amy and Ed came back to his house and wrote the song in 20 minutes, which Ed recorded in the studio the very next day.
That's crazy! Without Harry's guitar, the song would never have been written. We're not too surprised, though. After all, Ed calls Harry his rock, so it's no wonder Harry's guitar would inspire a great song. Wonder if they were channeling his energy?
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