Ed Sheeran is currently riding high on his super successful album, “÷ (Divide)”.
Although Sheeran has only released 3 records so far, with “Divide” being the latest, the 26-year-old singer recently revealed that his next album has been 6 years in the making.
When it comes to album titles, the flame-haired musician has been consistent in a pattern involving math. His 1st studio album was titled, “+ (Plus)”, followed by sophomore album, “x (Multiply)”, and the aforementioned “÷ (Divide)”.
As it stands, his next LP will either be called “Subtract” or “Minus” right? “It’s within that vein,” Sheeran coyly told UK’s The Sun. While the presumably “- (Subtract)” won’t be released anytime soon, the Brit revealed, “I’ve been working on this one since the same time as ‘Plus’. Every year I write a song that will go on it.”
Right now, Sheeran has about 6 to 7 songs for his upcoming album. While “÷ (Divide)” is mixed with upbeat songs and rap segments, “- (Subtract)” will be an acoustic album. “It’s not necessarily experimental but I don’t think there’ll be any hot radio songs on it this time. It’s a very acoustic record, very acoustic,” the superstar explained.
This may put a damper on your mood because “- (Subtract)” won’t be released anytime soon. “It will potentially come later, because it’s been about 6 years in the making and it might be another 3 or 4. So I might put other stuff out before then, just to have something out,” Sheeran stated.
Meanwhile, we’ve been jamming to “÷ (Divide)” in preparation for Sheeran’s “Divide Tour in Kuala Lumpur”.