Ed Sheeran To Collaborate With JLS
25 Jan 2012
It may sound like an unlikely pairing but two of UK's biggest pop sensations, JLS and Ed Sheeran are working together on new material.
JLS member Ortise Williams has told how the boyband met the red-haired popstar. "We bumped into him at an airport and he came up to us and said 'how’s it going, what's going to be happening in the New Year?' Ortise explains, "We said that we would love to get into the studio and write some new tracks because we love his album and his music - he writes quality songs.”
The JLS are certainly excited about the opportunity to work with Ed Sheeran. "We think the collaboration would be pretty magical.” Enthuses Ortise Williams, “So when we get an opportunity we will definitely be trying to put that together."
JLS are no strangers to collaborations. The X Factor constants are currently in the studio, finishing their forthcoming fourth album with various producers and songwriting collaborators on their side.
Legendary Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men producer Babyface and Bangladesh, the studio whiz behind Lil Wayne and Big Sean are just some of the top names working with JLS on the new tracks.
Ed Sheeran would certainly add his own twist to the JLS sound. You can hear the songwriting prodigy in concert on his biggest headline tour to date. Ed Sheeran’s 2012 UK tour launches on 15th October 2012 at the London Hammersmith Apollo and continues through October and November. See the initial tour dates below and buy your Ed Sheeran tickets from Ticketmaster’s GET ME IN! ticket market.
Cardigan Bay Wakestock Festival (6 - 8)
Thetford, High Lodge (Forestry Commission Live Music) (12)
London, HMV Hammersmith Apollo (15)
Newport, Newport Centre (20)
Bournemouth, BIC, Windsor Hall (21)
Plymouth, Pavillion (22)
Birmingham, Ballroom (28)
Nottingham, Nottingham Arena (31)
Manchester, Apollo (1)
Doncaster, Doncaster Dome (5)
Hull, Hull Arena (7)
Blackpool, Empress Ballroom (8)
Newcastle, City Hall (10)
Edinburgh, Usher Hall (12)
Glasgow, Barrowlands (14)