During a candid radio interview
aired Friday, Ed Sheeran
"the best thing that's ever happened to me."
“There are so many different sides and shades to it,” the “Perfect” singer said of parenting
on SiriusXM Hits 1 with host Symon. “You know, there are difficult days, and there are amazing, easy days.”
“It’s just an emotional roller coaster,” he added, “and I know that sounds like a cliché, but it’s amazing. I love it.”
Last year, the entertainer and his wife, Cherry Seaborn, gave birth to their daughter, Lyra Antarctica
And if Sheeran has learned anything since then, it's that "no parent knows what they're doing," he says.
The “Bad Habits” singer revealed that becoming a father has altered the way he works and writes.
“I’m very structured with my day now,” he said, adding that in the past, he “would just kind of work until it was done.” And, unlike his recording partners, who used to roll into the studio in the afternoon “and just kind of work into the night,” everyone now follows a schedule.
“I feel like with a child
, you need a structured workday; you can't be working until 2 a.m.,” he explained.
And, thankfully, things have improved since Sheeran admitted in an interview that when he sang to his daughter, she would cry.
“I'll sing to my daughter, who isn't my biggest fan. She just cries,” Sheeran said last month on BBC
Radio 1. “I've got some she likes. She really likes 'Shape of You.' The marimba sound is good, but she doesn't like anything loud or belty.”
Lyra appears to have changed her mind since then.
“Oddly enough, since I said that, she actually stops crying now when I play the tune,” Sheeran said Friday. “I don’t know if it’s because she recognizes my voice, but I’d been playing her some of, some of the new stuff, and yeah, she’s just cool, man.