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Ed Sheeran’s ‘=’ Album: All the things We Know (So Far)

Launch date

The most recent in Sheeran’s sequence of mathematically themed albums — a companion to his 2011 debut, +, 2014’s x and 2017’s ÷ — is the follow-up to 2019’s No. 6 Collaborations Mission and it is due out on Friday (Oct. 29) at midnight through Asylum/Atlantic Data.


Pre-order of = is obtainable on Amazon Music, Apple Music and Goal, amongst different retailers. Along with pre-ordering the album in varied codecs, you may also order a particular t-shirt field set, unique crimson cassette, recycled vinyl, deluxe ebook vinyl and different codecs right here, with extras together with a 20-page hard-cover ebook with lyrics, credit, photographs and unique paintings and t-shirt and autographed CD.


The 14-song album options the singles “Unhealthy Habits” and “Shivers,” in addition to the homage to Sheeran’s mentor, late Australian promotions big Michael Gudinski, “Visiting Hours.” See the complete tracklist beneath.

Already Releases Songs

The uptempo first single, “Unhealthy Habits,” rode the highest spot on the English singles charts for eleven weeks and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Scorching 100 tally. It was accompanied by a high-gloss video through which Sheeran stars as a glam vampire. The dance pop tune “Shivers” entered at No. 1 on the UK charts, displacing “Habits” and topped-out at No. 10 on the Scorching 100. He spends one other late night time on the lookout for love within the particular effects-heavy “Shivers” video, which finds Ed dressing up in an homage to pal Elton John’s feathery outfits and hanging out in a morgue along with his beloved.

YouTube Shorts Preview

In case you merely can not wait to listen to the album, Sheeran supplied Sheerios with a first-of-its-kind preview of the album through a collab with YouTube on a sequence of 14 video shorts — one for every track on the album — which dropped on Monday morning (Oct. 25).

The clips, which every run 20 seconds or much less, cowl a variety of scenes, from Sheeran pounding the drums to the high-energy opening observe “Tides,” to him entering into a bath crammed with ice whereas sporting a go well with within the “Shivers” bit and smiling at a person dancing in a doorway with an enormous bowl of chips for “Unhealthy Habits.”

Elsewhere, Sheeran and his spouse Cherry lounge round, kiss and flirt within the affecting preview of the light acoustic ballad “First Occasions,” Ed busts out a sprig can for some freestyle portray to the strains of the wistful acoustic pop gem “Overpass Graffiti” and he spotlights his cat’s adventures within the cute “The Joker and the Queen” brief for the hushed piano ballad.

We additionally hear a little bit of the craving mid-tempo “Go away Your Life,” the remix-ready dance pop tracks “Collide,” “2Step” and “Cease the Rain,” in addition to the sweeping acoustic jangle of “Love in Sluggish Movement,” the tear-stained acoustic homage to these we have misplaced, “Visiting Hours,” the bouncy lullaby “Sandman” and the effervescent, beat-driven album nearer “Be Proper Now.”

Tour Dates

Although he hasn’t but unveiled his North American tour plans, Sheeran has dropped the dates for his upcoming 2022 UK/European stadium tour, which will embody exhibits in Belfast, Manchester, London, Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen and Belfast. The tour is at the moment slated to kick off on April 28 in Cork, Eire and final by means of a Sept. 23 gig in Frankfurt, Germany.


Sheeran is slated to go again to Saturday Evening Stay because the musical visitor on its Nov. 6 present to advertise the album. At press time Sheeran was self-isolating after being recognized with COVID-19, with plans to proceed scheduled interviews and performances nearly within the days main as much as Friday’s launch date; it was unknown at press time if Sheeran’s COVID standing will affect his capacity to seem on SNL.


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