Ed Sheeran Wrote Eminen Track At Russell Crowe's House

Ed Sheeran has revealed how "River," his collaboration with Eminem for the rapper's new album, came to be.

“I sound like such a c*** name-dropping, but I was traveling Australia and Russell Crowe has a house, this big farm,” Sheeran told Billboard. The actor told him that he could stay in the house, which was complete with a recording studio.

“I get an email from Paul Rosenberg, Eminem’s manager, and he said, ‘We’re gonna start putting the album together, send any ideas,’” Sheeran continued. “So I used the studio at Russell’s house… played the drums on it, and then played the guitar, and then recorded the thing and wrote the chorus and did the piano on it, and then sent it off and then didn’t hear anything back. This was like March 2016.”

Almost a year later, in May 2017, Sheeran heard back from Eminem’s team and received confirmation that the rapper had recorded verses for the track.

On finally meeting Eminem in Detroit, Sheeran described him as “such a sweet, talented guy.” 

Last week, Eminem unveiled the track list for his upcoming and highly anticipated album Revivaldue out Dec. 15.