Ed Sheeran shares intimate trailer for ‘Songwriter’ documentary
In his upcoming documentary ‘Songwriter’ for Apple Music, Ed Sheeran reflects on his childhood, musical development and creative challenges. The project, set for release on Aug. 28, is a collaboration between the hit-making musician and his cousin, Murray Cummings, over a span of 10 years.
Sheeran shared the trailer for the film on his Instagram on Wednesday morning (July 18). The footage invites viewers to watch as “sounds become songs,” particularly during the writing process for Sheeran’s latest album, “Divide.”
The video moves through clips of Sheeran at home, in the studio, and performing songs off the album onstage like “Galway Girl” and “Happier.”
Moreover it features videos of Sheeran playing a myriad of instruments as a child including the guitar, of course, but also the piano, cello, and drums.
Producer Benny Blanco and singer/songwriter Julia Michaels pop up in the trailer, with Foy Vance, Johnny McDaid, and Amy Wadge also making appearances.
The trailer ends with Sheeran drinking a cuppa on a patio, musing that: “Songs are weird things. They just come and go. And never give you any warning.”
‘Songwriter’ premiered earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.