Ed Sheeran & Hilary Duff's All Night Recording Session Better Have Some Great Results
Being a big-time performer in the music biz can seem pretty glamorous — and sometimes it is. Have you seen what Taylor Swift looks like leaving the gym ? It is viscerally upsetting to Normals. Other times, though, the music biz requires such long hours that you're stuck in the studio in the middle of the night, like Ed Sheeran and Hilary Duff, recording new music, and... well, actually, that sounds pretty cool. According to a recent interview Sheeran gave to On Air With Ryan Seacrest, Sheeran's been so heavily booked these days that the only time he could fit in for his collab with the former Lizzie McGuire star was in the wee hours of the night. Duff didn't seem to mind, though. As Sheeran recalled:
The only time I was available was 1 a.m. and she was a trooper. She came in, she vocaled it, and yeah, I’m very, very happy with the results. And I hope she is too!
The song will reportedly be the lead single off of Duff's upcoming comeback album.
The story's hardly the level of the legend of The Rolling Stones calling up Merry Clayton in the middle of the night to record "Gimme Shelter" in 1969, but it's certainly got a charm to it. Can't you just picture Sheeran and Duff jamming away into the morning? I can't wait to hear the result.
In the meantime, here's Sheeran's acoustic version of "Drunk In Love" to hold you over, and Duff's millennial classic "Come Clean." You'll just have to imagine them mixed together for now. Or you can play them both at the same time. That's gotta be what their song will sound like, right?