QUESTION: Can you talk about when you first met Peter Jackson and his collaborators, and how you came to write the song I See Fire for the film?
ED SHEERAN: I first met Peter in March. I did a show in Wellington and his daughter, Katie, came down. Then I was invited around for lunch the next day, we hung out, and it was fun. About six months later, I got a call asking if I wanted to be involved in the end credit song. So I instantly got a plane to New Zealand, met everyone that was involved in the film and watched the film. Then I wrote the song.