Ed Sheeran delays his Christmas single until 2015 and says he's planning a break from music
Ed Sheeran has revealed that he will not be releasing his planned Christmas single until 2015.
The singer had planned to release a new track for the festive season in the coming weeks, but has now pushed it back until next year as he doesn't want the public to get sick of him.
Speaking to The Sun, he said: "(The Christmas song) won't be out this Christmas. I have 'Thinking Out Loud' as a single going into Christmas. If I saw an artist have a string of hits, an album that did well, a hit going into Christmas and then they did a Christmas single I'd think, 'Ooh, that's overkill'. If my song came out next year or the year after, when I haven't released anything for a while, it will be bigger."
Sheeran also spoke about his plans to take a break from music after his tour in support of new album X (which you can preview on the right of the page) comes to an end.
He added: "I haven't had any time off since before I signed my record deal and I want some! I'll do what I enjoy and it won't feel like work."
The singer also said that new single 'Thinking Out Loud' would probably be the last to be taken from X, adding: "After 'Thinking Out Loud' I don’t think I should do another single from X. Three is a good number. I did six on the last album and it felt too much. You never go away and people get pissed off. Bruno Mars did three, Taylor Swift did three, Adele did three."
Sheeran is currently in the middle of a UK arena tour.