Folk singer Ed Sheeran, wrote one of the hottest crossover EDM tracks of 2016. Only thing is, he forgot he wrote it. Your EDM reports that DJ/producer and Major Lazer member Diplo, tried to contact Sheeran wanting the song “Cold Water”. Sheeran, not knowing what Diplo was talking about, just blew off the text message. The track that features Justin Bieber and MO is currently certified twice platinum by the RIAA.
Diplo contacted Sheeran again telling the singer that Bieber wanted in on the song, and if it would be OK. Still not knowing what Diplo was talking about, it took until Sheeran heard the track on the radio to trigger the light bulb over his head.
Sheeran stated about the track:
‘Cold Water’ was a weird one because I didn’t even know that song existed. It was a song I must’ve half-written somewhere at a time where I was writing a lot of songs and I did it at Benny Blanco’s house and then I got an email from Diplo just being like, ‘Yo! That ‘Cold Water’ song is dope! Can I have it?’ And I was like, ‘I have no idea what you’re talking about,’ so I just didn’t reply. And then he emailed and was like, ‘Yo, Justin [Bieber] wants to hop on the ‘Cold Water’ song. Is that cool?’ And I’m just like, ‘What are you talking about?’… And then the song came out and it was number one and I was like ‘Oh, that song!’ I remember doing it, but it was really, really slow. I remember hearing it and being like ‘That kind of sounds like me. Oh wait, it was me.