English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s new album is set to feature a Twi track.
The track titled ‘Bibia Be Ye Yie’ is on the album which will be released on March 3, will also have a deluxe version with four other songs – Barcelona, Bibia Be Ye Yie, Nancy Mulligan, and Save Myself – according to iTunes.
The 24-year-old Grammy award winner, who was recently in Ghana, is yet to make any public comments on the song ‘Bibia Be Ye Yie’ but indicated in an interview about his third album on The Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Scott Mills on Friday, January 6 that: “The best experience was I wrote a song in Twi, which is the Ghanaian dialect, and I wrote that in Ghana at Fuse’s house with all of his mates”.
“That was the most fun experience. Being in the studio with someone like Fuse, it’s just a party the whole time”.
UK award-winning musician also revealed that he was knocked off in a “little box” for close to six hours during his stay in Ghana after sampling a drink mixed with weed.
The ‘Thinking out Loud’ singer revealed he was trying a local drink called “shocker” and he really had a shock of his life when the liquor overpowered him.
“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 didn’t know this,” Sheeran reveals to BuzzFeed .
“So, they said, ‘This is Shocker, go easy on it.’ And I was like, ‘I’m 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.”
He added: “I was just in a little box just kinda like, when do I get out of this box? I’m not big [and] when I was younger I used to dabble, and I just can’t, I can’t do it anymore. ‘
“It just doesn’t agree with me. So yeah, it really didn’t agree with me then,” the pop sensation remarked in a candid Instagram story.