Ed Sheeran’s Songwriter documentary has an official release date.
The film, directed by Ed’s cousin Murray Cummings, will be available worldwide exclusively on Apple Music on August 28th. It will also be released theatrically in New York on August 17th at the IFC Center and in Los Angeles at the ArcLight Hollywood on August 24th.
“Songwriter gives viewers a unique glimpse into the songwriting process,” Ed says in a statement. “Murray’s film brilliantly documents the hard work and DNA that goes into creating a song from start to finish.”
The documentary follows Ed has he creates his album Divide, while also showing never before-seen-footage from his family’s archives. The trailer shows him working with collaborators including Julia Michaels and Johnny McDaid, creating the song “Galway Girl,” and visiting his old high school.
Benny Blanco, Foy Vance, and Amy Wadge also make appearances.
“I decided to make something different,” Cummings says in a statement. “I wasn’t going to show fame. I didn’t want paparazzi, screaming fans or big stadiums. I didn’t want to have sit down interviews because I didn’t want to tell the audience how something came to be, I just wanted to show them. And I wanted the focus to be the songwriting.”