Yes, they gift each other decorative plates and needlepoint crafts, but there was a time they didn’t quite see eye-to-eye, and it just so happened to be during the process of making their guitar-ballad duet, “Everything Has Changed,” off Taylor’s Red album.
“I went to her house, she cooked an apple pie — she cooks really good sh–,” Ed told BBC Radio 1 Host Zane Lowe for the MTV UK show “Soundchain.” “She has a little Taylor guitar, she got it out and she’s like, ’I had this idea for this song,’ … and she pretty much had the verse, bridge and chorus done, but we argued about that one chord — ’I just want to know you, better know you’ — she didn’t like that, and I kind of forced it upon her.”
And that’s when things got a little awkward between the two friends.
“It was quite a funny situation. It’s like [her room is] surrounded by Grammys; she has like seven or eight and like Billboard Awards and Songwriting Guild,” he said, “And I’m like, ’this chord,’ and she’s like [pointing to her awards].”
But all’s well that ends well, and the song went on to peak at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100, was performed countless times while Ed accompanied Taylor on her Red Tour and sparked the beginning of our favorite pop-star friendship.