Here’s How Ghana Inspired Ed Sheeran’s Much-Anticipated Album, ‘Divide’
- “I went to Ghana in Africa, which was a wonderful country, and they make this drink called Shocker, which is vodka, pineapple juice, coconut juice, and rum, and then they soak an ounce of weed in it, and I didnt know this,” Sheeran revealed
Ed Sheeran has a new album coming out, and he has Ghana to thank for it.
Recall that the singer/songwriter took a break from social in December 2015 so he could see the world and get inspiration to create more music. One of the places he went to and wrote music was Ghana.
This, the Suffolk singer revealed in a new interview with Buzzfeed.
Talking about his experience in the West African country, Sheeran said he wrote songs which are featured in his upcoming album. However, one particular experience in the country includes binging on a crazy drink called ‘Shocker’.
Here’s what he said:
“I went to Ghana in Africa, which was a wonderful country, and they make this drink called Shocker, which is vodka, pineapple juice, coconut juice, and rum, and then they soak an ounce of weed in it, and I didnt know this,” Sheeran reveals to BuzzFeed .
“So, they said, ‘This is Shocker, go easy on it.’ And I was like, ‘Im Irish!’ And then I was just drinking loads of it.
“And they’re like, ‘No, no, no, no, no!’ And then suddenly I was like, ‘Woooh.’ So yeah, that was a crazy, crazy experience because I just ended up being kind of comatose for about six hours, just kind of sitting in a corner. Don’t try it at home.”
Save for that hilarious experience, Ed Sheeran can’t wait to blow his fans away with his new album. Last week, his two recent singles off the same album – ‘Shape Of You’ and ‘Castle On The Hill’ – made the Number One and Two on UK charts. The album will arrive on March 3 .
We can’t wait to listen to all Ghana whispered to this beautiful singer.