In June, the 21-year-old Peters signed to Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records after previously receiving high praise from Taylor Swift in 2020 for her and Griff’s cover of “Exile.” Two weeks ago, Peters released her debut album You Signed Up for This.
“I mean, I’ve learned so many things, but it’s been amazing to work with someone who’s really done everything, experienced everything, and obviously has a different perspective on everything,” Peters said of Sheeran. “I want to bring that to what I do, which is still very new.”
Sheeran himself is gearing up for his new album =, his first since his 2019 fourth studio album No. 6 Collaborations Project. His previous effort included a bevy of co-stars along for the ride, including Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Travis Scott, Cardi B, Eminem, and more. This time around, Sheeran told Billboard he expects to ride solo once again for his forthcoming album.
“The reason I did the features project was that I never ever do features. I do a few features with other people, but never on my own records,” said Sheeran. “I had +, I had X, I had ÷, and then I felt it was time to just work with people that I wanted to work with. Now I’m just doing solo stuff.”
So far, Sheeran has gifted fans two singles — “Bad Habits” and “Shivers” — with the former peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. His fifth album = drops Oct. 29.