After an almost two-year hiatus, Ed Sheeran teased over social media earlier this week that he’s releasing new music to the surprise of the Internet. Today, he made good of his promise and delivered not just one, but two new tracks called Castle on the Hill and Shape of You from his next album, reportedly called ÷ or (Divide). This is his third album after + (Plus) and x (Multiply).
“Cause I’ve been away for a bit, here’s two singles rather than one,” the redheaded Brit wrote on Instagram with snippets of each song.
In an interview on the UK’s Radio 1 Breakfast Show, Ed shared that the album was recorded while he was travelling where the crew had to build a mobile studio on a ship.
He explained further that Castle on the Hill is a love song for Suffolk where the music video was actually shot featuring a cast from his high school while Shape of You was written with Rihanna in mind. “But then I was singing some of the lyrics and was like Rihanna is not going to sing these words so kept it to myself,” he laughed.
Listen to Castle on the Hill and Shape of You below:
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