“We had the diagnosis of the tumour and the next day Eds went down into the basement and wrote seven songs in four hours.”
According to Ed Sheeran’s wife Cherry Seaborn, the English songwriter wrote “seven songs in four hours” after he found that she was diagnosed with cancer.
The doctor discovered a tumour when she was carrying the second child of the couple.
According to Metro, Seaborn is shown talking about her husband’s reaction to the news in a segment from the upcoming Disney+ documentary series by Sheeran The Sum Of It All.
“Some people write a diary and get their emotions out through the pen and for Ed, if something really intense happens, he’ll go and write a song”, said Sheeran’s wife, while talking about, “We had the diagnosis of the tumour and the next day Eds went down into the basement and wrote seven songs in four hours.”
Sheeran already stated that many songs on his upcoming album (Subtract), set to be released on May 5, are inspired by the “unbreakable” they have developed after her cancer diagnosis.
Late in March, Sheeran addressed the audience at a performance at London’s Eventim Apollo, and stated, “My dad said to me when I got married, ‘You will not know what real love and marriage is until there’s death and real sickness”.
He said more about his father’s message, “e said that because that happened when he first married my mum. There was real, real grief that happened in the family and real, real sickness that ended up in grief that they had to go through.”
After an AI rendition of Marvin Gaye’s song “Let’s Get It On” was played in court, there was reportedly laughter that followed.