Last week Ed Sheeran admitted that his hotly anticipated second album won't actually be out until 2014, and made us cry little tears of despair.

Now the ginger genius has revealed that despite the fact he's already written TWENTY SIX songs for the new record, he also plans to write some more material while he's touring with Taylor Swift.

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So we'll look out for singles such as 'Am I next', 'I can't believe she's got another boyfriend already (feat. Conor Kennedy)' and '14 and counting' shall we?

WE JOKE, WE JOKE.

Speaking to Billboard about his second album, Ed explained that he'll be working on it while supporting Tay Swiz on her tour, which begins on March 13 in Nebraska. 

"I've got around 26 songs for the next record, and I've got another nine months on the road to keep writing as well, so the record's definitely on his way," he said.

"I can tell you it will probably come out in February 2014, and I'm gonna be recording and writing it over the whole Taylor tour."

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Ed also admitted that he's a tad apprehensive about playing in the huge venues on Taylor's tour, saying: "I don't know what's going to happen. I've never really played to crowds that big before, so I'm hoping it goes down well.

"The longest I've played in a stadium was six songs at Wembley Stadium for some big radio event. That was mental. So doing that with Taylor night after night is definitely going to be an experience."

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