Ed Sheeran told UK newspaper The Sun
he has no regrets about not recording the song himself: "A lot of people say, 'Do you wish you finished that and kept it for yourself?' But in my year off I had that song and Cold Water
, and both kept me in the public eye without me being in the public eye. So it came as a blessing. I don't think Justin owes me. I think that song did quite well. I think I'm alright."