Release date, track list, music videos, etc.
Ed Sheeran is gearing up to release new music, and it’ll be here before you know it. Sheerios was over the moon when the pop star dropped his single “Bad Habits” on June 25, and he’s got even more bops up his sleeve. New details for his fifth studio album are slowly but surely emerging, so it’s time to get excited. Here’s what fans need to know about Ed Sheeran Equals.
Sheeran announced the exciting news of her new album via Instagram on August 19. The singer revealed that the title of the album would be ‘=’ (pronounced Equals) and fans can expect it to arrive on October 29. Sheeran also said that the album took four years to prepare.
“I started writing and recording this album in June 2017,” he revealed. “It was a long, long process. I’ve been through love, loss, new life, heartbreak and everything else during the entire writing period, and I feel like this is truly a coming of age album .
For Sheeran, the record is particularly moving because it was partly inspired by his late friend Michael. “I’ve never been so proud of a job, or more excited/nervous than you all hear. The next song is called ‘Visiting Hours’ which I completed for my friend Michael who sadly passed away this year,” he said in the post.
Sheeran promised “lots more music to come,” but, for now, here are all the details of what Sheerios can expect.
Equal will arrive on all major streaming platforms on October 29.
In his album announcement post, Sheeran included the full track listing. Equal will feature 14 songs in total, including his first two singles, “Bad Habits” and “Visiting Hours.” Check out the full tracklist below:
- first times
- Bad habits
- Graffiti Viaduct
- The Joker and the Queen
- leave your life
- stop the rain
- love in slow motion
- Visiting hours
- Sand seller
- Be fair now
Sheeran released the first music video related to Equals in June. The “Bad Habits” visual saw Sheeran take on a vampire persona and fly the streets with his bloodsucking friends.
The same day he announced his album, Sheeran revealed the names of several musicians he had worked with on the record.
“Thank you to @kylieminogue and @jimmybarnesofficial for sharing their talent on backing vocals to the recorded version of this song,” he wrote alongside a snippet of his song “Visiting Hours.” At the time, they were the only known collaborators.
You can see the overview of “Visiting Hours” below.
It’s been nearly four years since fans were blessed with a solo album from Sheeran, but, so far, it looks like the wait was worth it.