At the end of 2015, British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran announced on Twitter and Instagram that he was taking a break from social media and, because he's such a low-key guy, proceeded to basically drop off the face of the earth for all of 2016. But now the hiatus is over, and Ed is back -- and he brings the gift of music!
After changing his profile picture to a blue square, he eventually announced with a sign that new music was to be coming on January 6th and shared little lyrics leading up to the date. Fans were excited and were expecting just one song, but, because he felt bad for being gone for so long, he shared two, both from his upcoming album called ÷. His last album, X came out in 2014, and, though there's no word as to when ÷ will be out, it may be soon.
Hello 2017... pic.twitter.com/1UyjpgoFbo— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) January 1, 2017
Ed Sheeran's two new singles are just as lovely and fun as ever. The first one, called "Castle On The Hill", has an urban pop vibe and brings out nostalgic feelings with his powerful lyrics and dynamic voice. It's my favourite of the two. You can listen to it here:
The second song is called "Shape Of You" and it is a more upbeat dance song that is ridiculously catchy. A fun fact about this song is that Ed apparently wrote it with Rihanna in mind but then decided it wasn't perfect for her and, instead, decided to keep it for himself. Listen to it here:
People have high hopes for 2017, and knowing that a music genius like Ed Sheeran is back with some amazing new songs and eventually an album is only adding to that fact.
How excited are you for ÷, and which of these two new songs is your favourite?