For years we have cried our eyes out and felt our hearts flutter at One Direction's songs like "Moments", "Little Things" and "18". Although nearly all songs of the British-Irish boyband are pretty emotional, these songs have a special connection – they were written by none other than Ed Sheeran.
However, Ed has now admitted that he has stopped writing for One Direction and doesn't plan to do it in the future. Does that mean their friendship has got rotten?
Ginger-haired and Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, 24, has revealed that One Direction has "gotten to a point where they know how to write songs," according to news reports.
Emphasising his point, the "Thinking Out Loud" singer said that he met Harry Styles when the latter was 16, "but now he's 21 and has written with everyone in the world and learnt how to write songs."
He added that the now four-piece band don't need his help anymore and "they can kind of do their own thing."
Ed and One Direction have been good friends ever since the boyband took off their careers as a group of teenagers, losing in the third place of X Factor UK 2010. They have seldom been seen together in each other's tour videos and even in award shows.
Ed termed writing for One Direction as an "organic experience" and right after he penned down "18", he knew that it was a song for the boyband comprising Niall Horan (22), Harry Styles (21), Liam Payne (22), Louis Tomlinson (23) and the ex One-Directioner Zayn Malik (22).
He said that he was in Denmark when he wrote the song in his hotel bathroom and thought "this sounds like a One Direction song," according to news reports. "And I emailed it to them, and they were like, 'I really like it,' so it wasn't even me having to write a song. It was just like, I'll see what they think," the "Lego House" singer said.
To some extent, Ed Sheeran is right. Over the past couple of years, One Direction has written almost all the songs of their albums. They have revealed their writing process as breaking into pairs and either writing on their own or with other people. Niall wrote "Don't Forget Where You Belong" for their third album "Midnight Memories" with McFly.
In fact, Harry Styles has mastered the art of song writing so much that he has even written songs for Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor.
While it's good that the 1D boys have grown up enough to pen their own songs, Ed's sudden revelation only makes us think if he has fallen apart with One Direction. We only hope they haven't and there still lies a possibility for them to collaborate in the future.