It has been revealed that Ed Sheeran has collaborated with Northern Irish Indie Rock band, Snow Patrol.

Ed Sheeran who opened the band’s North American tour earlier this year, claims to have written a few new songs with the band as well as writing songs solo to follow-up his debut album, +.

In a recent interview with Perez Hilton, Sheeran said: "I've done around 20 new songs for the new album and I've been writing a lot with the Snow Patrol boys as well."

Recently the singer-songwriter helped to fulfill the wish of a dying fan when he visited Sheffield’s Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice to perform. Last month Sheeran visited 14-year-old Abigail Fleming and performed some of his tracks at her bedside. The teenager has since passed away but Sheeran has been praised by her parents who said it "didn’t just make her day, it made her life."