''I didn't make this song to be mine to sing. "Shape of You'' is actually a really random one because I went in to write songs for other people with a guy called Steve Mac and Johnny McDaid, and we were writing this song and I was like ''this would really work for Rihanna''. And then I started singing lyrics like 'putting Van the Man on the jukebox' and I was like 'well she's not really going to sing that, is she?' And then we sort of decided halfway through that we were just going to make it for me." - Ed Sheeran
''Shape Of You'' was actually the only song that I was like this isn't me at all. It took Johnny and Steve (the guys I wrote it with) probably about a month or two to convince me that should even be on the album, and probably took them another month to convince me that it should be a single." - Ed Sheeran
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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