Ed told the BBC that the band plans on going back in to the studio and recording again this October after the tour wraps up.
He told Newsbeat: “It’s the life blood of what we do, it’s the thing that keeps you going.
“Because by the end of the tour, you’re bored of what you’re playing.
“You need more life and energy and the only way to do that is writing new songs.”
Sadly for fans, O’Brien won’t be pushed on when the new songs are likely to be unveiled.
He said: “It could be five years, it could be the end of this year, it’s whether it’s any good, that’s the point.
“We’ve just got to do it and see if it’s any good.”
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