Ed Sheeran got a flip phone so he could avoid social media for a year, and we love this idea
After finally releasing new music, Ed Sheeran reveals how he’s kept off of social media and it involves a flip phone! On Thursday, Sheeran released not one, but two new singles and we’re freaking out.
While we are currently listening to the tunes on repeat, we’ve also been wondering where on earth he’s been. In an interview with BBC’s Radio 1 Breakfast, the British singer finally opened up about where he’s been and how he’s stayed off of social media for so long.
Sure, we love to see what our favorite celebrities are up to on Instagram and Twitter, but Sheeran staying off of those platforms is pretty cool as well.
“I have an addictive personality, you can see from the tattoos. So my New Year’s resolution was to get off social media,” Sheeran told the morning radio show.
"I've got one of those little drug dealer phones — untraceable burners," he continued. "I told [Adele] I got a flip phone and she thought I was taking the mick out of her."
While we love that Sheeran uses a flip phone, we’re more excited about the fact that he’s close with Adele. It’s so freaking awesome.
In addition to changing his type of phone the 25-year-old singer spent the year really enjoying his time off from the craziness of the music world.
“I was in Queenstown and they were like, ‘Should we go on a bungie jump?’ And I said, ‘Ah, yes when in Rome,’ but I’m terrified of heights,” Sheeran recalls.
"I did do it, but it was horrible," he explained. "That was probably the scariest thing I did. I also put my foot in a boiling geyser in Iceland. It melted the skin off the top of my foot. I was wearing a Timberland boot which no longer exists."
Not too shabby for the “Shape of You” singer, who is already our favorite artist of 2017. Did you really expect anything else?