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Ed Sheeran announces new album

By | Published on Friday 20 August 2021

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has announced that he will release his new album, ‘=’, this autumn. You can call it ‘Equals’, if you like. He’s also released new single ‘Visiting Hours’.

The new album “is a really personal record and one that means a lot to me”, says Sheeran. “My life changed greatly over the past few years – I got married, became a father, experienced loss, and I reflect on these topics over the course of the album. I see it as my coming-of-age record, and I can’t wait to share this next chapter with you”.

‘=’ is Sheeran’s fourth album to use a mathematical symbol for its title, of course – following ‘+’, ‘x’ and ‘÷’. No sign of ‘-‘ yet, but maybe he’s saving that for a special occasion. Or when his popularity starts to dip. No sign of that happening just yet though.

The album will be released on 29 Oct. Ahead of that, Sheeran will play a show at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London on 2 Sep to mark the tenth anniversary of ‘+’.

Watch the video for new single ‘Visiting Hours’ here: