Ed Sheeran Struggles With Being ‘Friends’ — With Benefits

It's just Ed and his guitar on this bonus track.

It’s sometimes a thin line between love and friendship, which is clearly something Ed Sheeran knows a thing or two about.

The British star, who I’m convinced can not make a bad song, released a brand new track called “Friends.” Sheerios received the song when they purchased his hit single, “Sing,” which just became available for iTunes download in the U.K. over the weekend.

A bonus track, “Friends” is featured on the Sing EP, and shows Ed in his element: just him and a guitar. The ballad finds the singer painting a picture of a friends-with-benefits relationship he’s trying to keep under wraps — but also take to the next level.

“We’re not friends, we could be anything/ If we tried to keep those secrets safe/ No one will find out if it all went wrong/ They’ll never know what we’ve been through,” Ed sings on the track.

“Friends” didn’t make the cut on Sheeran’s upcoming album, Multiply, which drops June 23, but its release has us di-hard fans hoping that there are more bonus tracks on the way.

Make sure you tune in to Ed’s MTV documentary, “Nine Days and Nine Nights,” on June 10 at 11 p.m. ET. The doc follows Ed making his second album and along the way, he discusses his rise to fame and struggles with super-stardom.

Christina Garibaldi has been an on-camera reporter for MTV News since 2011. When not interviewing or writing about her favorite stars, she keeps herself busy with baby animal videos and boy bands.
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