Ed Sheeran is finally back!
The British singer-songwriter has dropped 2 new comeback singles – “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You” – at 5am (GMT) on Friday (6th January) and fans are going bonkers. This marks the singer’s first release since “Photograph” in May 2015.
“Hello 2017! I’ve been working hard on the new material and I hope you can be as excited about it as I am. I really wanted to show 2 different sides to my music that I’m equally as passionate about and I just knew I wanted,” said the 25-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer.
Taken from his 3rd album, “Castle on the Hill” (written and produced by Sheeran and Benny Blanco) is a slightly upbeat track with a catchy chorus while “Shape of You” (written by Sheeran, Steve Mac, and Johnny McDaid) contains addictive tribal sounds. Sheeran also released colourfully animated lyric videos for both tracks.
He first hinted new material on Monday (2nd January) via Twitter and Instagram. Fans are speculating that his new album will be called “Divide” or “Subtract”, in line with his mathematical sign-themed previous albums – “Plus” (+) and “Multiply” (x).
“Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You” are now available on Spotify and iTunes.
Featured image: Ed Sheeran’s Facebook page.