Ed Sheeran says he has changed his approach to life and work since the birth of his daughter Lyra last year.

“As soon as Cherry told me she was pregnant, life shifted, in terms of work and health and what I was putting into my body, be it food or alcohol. I started exercising more and my routine became a bit more healthy.”

The star also changed his work habits, working “nine to five” instead of finishing recording sessions at 2am. “It actually freaks out producers,” he said. “I was in Los Angeles working with these producers that usually start working at 6pm and finish at 6am with people like Post Malone and Dua Lipa. “I was like, ‘Yeah, we’re starting at nine’. And they were like, ‘What?’ But I do find you get more done. There’s less faffing.”

Sheeran and wife Cherry Seaborn announced the birth of their first child, Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran, in August, telling fans they were “completely in love”. Ed later revealed the new-born was, “not my biggest fan”, and “just cries” when he sings his new songs to her.

The 30-year-old was speaking as he revealed the first single from his untitled fifth studio album. Bad Habits is a fleet-footed dance tune that finds the star lamenting poor choices and an unhealthy lifestyle.

“My bad habits lead to late nights, endin’ alone/ Conversations with a stranger I barely know/ Swearin’ this will be the last but it probably won’t,” he sings.

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