Ed Sheeran is back with two new singles. Talk about dropping a bomb!
On Friday, January 6, the British singer posted his two new singles on social media six days after teasing his followers with a video announcement about his new songs.
These will allegedly part of a new album, which Billboard says will be called “÷” (Divide). Because, you know, his previous albums were called “+” (Plus) and “x” (Multiply).
On Twitter, Ed wrote: “‘Cause I’ve been away for a bit, here are two singles rather than one – ‘Castle On The Hill’ and ‘Shape Of You.'” Cue our collective gasps and shrieks.
— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) January 6, 2017
Ed has been on hiatus since 2015, releasing “Photograph” in May that same year. It was the last song he released, and the last we heard of him. Ed took a break and didn’t post anything on social media until he changed his profile photo to a plain blue square in December 2016.
Interestingly, “Shape of You” isn’t your typical Sheeran tunage. More upbeat than any of his previous songs and pounding with surprising urgency, “Shape of You,” Atlantic Label claims, “dismantles and rebuilds modern pop music.” Ed wrote it with Johnny McDaid and Steve Mac.
“Castle on the Hill” on the other hand, is more familiar between the two. An homage to growing up in Framlingham, Suffolk, Ed wrote it alongside Benny Blanco.
Listen to the songs below:
Thank you for giving 2017 a good start, Ed!
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