Ed Sheeran 'Pretty Much Finished' With Next Album

Singer updates MTV News on his sophomore album, coming in 2014, and his plans to move to Nashville.

When he's not writing hit songs for One Direction or performing with Elton John, Ed Sheeran is counting down the days until the release of his sophomore album...in 2014.

That's right, Sheerios: Sheeran recently told MTV News that his follow-up to his hit debut album, +, will not be released this year, even though it's done.

"Yeah pretty much finished it to be honest," Sheeran said. "I think it's always healthy to have time."

Coming off his critically acclaimed debut, Sheeran is sticking with the same type of sound, but trading in the dark story lines for more light-hearted song subjects.

"I've had a different inspiration on this record obviously I haven't had the same experiences it will be different, but only from the senses it won't be tackling such dark matters," Sheeran said. "Maybe it will, maybe something really bad will happen within the next nine months and I'll write about that. It's a bit of a happier album, I think... some of the songs are happy."

Well, Sheeran will certainly have a lot of time to perfect his album since next month, the British singer/songwriter will be hitting the road with Swift on her Red tour. Yet, that's not the only place the two will be spending time together because Sheeran is moving in to Swift's homebase of Nashville.

"I am moving to Nashville, setting up shop there," Sheeran said. "Nashville is wicked it's like a proper music community, but it's also quintessentially American. You bump into people there with cowboy hates that spit in jars and call you 'boy.' I just love that."