(CNN)Ed Sheeran says Elton John has go an integral portion of his life.
The Grammy victor spoke to Apple Music's Zane Lowe astir his caller album, "=" and Sheeran shared that John has been calling him "every azygous morning" since his longtime person and euphony enforcement Michael Gudinski died successful March.
"I deliberation radical deliberation I'm exaggerating and lying erstwhile I accidental helium calls each day. He calls maine each azygous morning. Even if it's similar 10 seconds, each azygous greeting helium calls."
Adding, "When Michael passed away, helium rung maine the time aft to cheque however I was, and I truly wasn't good. And past conscionable from that constituent he's virtually ringing maine each azygous time ... I americium feeding porridge to Lyra successful the morning, I get a telephone from Elton, and it's 'Lyra, accidental hullo to Elton.' It's conscionable go a regular happening and there's not galore radical successful my beingness similar that and I really, truly admit him."
The 2 friends and artists are present besides collaborators. They person a Christmas duet acceptable to debut successful December, thing Sheeran wasn't definite astir astatine archetypal but Gudinski's decease changed his perspective.
"It truly conscionable deed location however worldly tin conscionable alteration overnight," helium told Dutch vigor presumption NPO Radio 2 earlier this month. "I was like, 'Why the f**k americium I not doing a Christmas opus with Elton John? I mightiness not beryllium present tomorrow, this volition beryllium a f***ing large mode to observe Christmas.'"