The singer opened the Northern Irish band's North American tour earlier this year, before he was forced to cancel the last four dates due to "personal reasons".
However, Sheeran has explained that while he was travelling with the Gary Lightbody-fronted act, he managed to pen a number of potential hits for the follow-up to his debut album +.
"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," Sheeran told Perez Hilton.
The singer-songwriter recently debuted the music video for his new single 'Small Bump', which serves as the fifth cut to be lifted from his first album.
Watch Ed Sheeran's full interview with Perez Hilton below: