SHEERAN - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) Ed Sheeran stretches into radio-friendly territory with ‘X’ <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">Ed Sheeran stretches into radio-friendly territory with ‘X’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SANDY COHEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T15:44:26.599-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 03:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Promoting an album kills creativity, said Ed Sheeran, preferring to watch a World Cup game rather than talk about “X,” the anticipated follow-up to his 2011 debut, “+.” The 23-year-old singer-songwriter was drained and distracted from talking up the new album, which came out Monday, across the country. “It has to be done,” he said with a shrug, one ear on the U.S.-Ghana game. The English performer prefers the other parts of his job, writing songs and playing live. He created more than 100 songs...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581088582014-06-27T15:44:26.599-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-27T15:44:26.599-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:44:26 MDT