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Psy and a partying puppet

Music video for one of Ed Sheeran's songs was inspired by a night out with Gangnam Style star

Published on Jul 3, 2014 11:22 AM

Pop quiz: What does Korean pop star Psy and English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's grandfather have in common?

Answer: They both had a hand in Sheeran's newest album, x, which has just become the fastest-selling British album of the year.

Afire Love, the third of seven singles from the album, is "about my grandfather", the 23-year-old Brit Award winner tells Life! in a telephone interview from Los Angeles, where he is on tour.

He says he started writing it a few weeks before his grandfather, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, died late last year. He completed the lyrics after the funeral.

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“It was a three-year process and I just wrote as many songs as possible.”

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran on his album x, which was inspired by how he was trying the multiply the size of songs and the size of produciton