Singer will unveil new album later this week
Ed Sheeran has again teased new music coming later this week, as well as hinting at his upcoming album’s title.
Sheeran previously revealed on Twitter that new music is coming this Friday (January 6). Yesterday (January 2) he also posted a video which suggested that his third album would be called ‘÷’. It follows previous records, ‘+’ and ‘x’.
Today (January 3) the singer has also posted another clip that features the words “When I was six years old I broke my leg…”, which could be a song title or lyric.
See both videos below.
Last month, Ed Sheeran returned to social media exactly a year after quitting to work on his third album. The singer announced his extended break from social media last December, stating that he wanted to focus on recording and “travel the world and see everything I missed”.
At the time, Sheeran said that he was “taking a break from my phone, emails and all social media for a while” because he had started “seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes”. “The third album is on its way and is the best thing I have made thus far. See you all next autumn, and thank you for being amazing,” he added.
Returning a little later than expected, Sheeran posted a blank blue image to his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram account.
Sheeran collaborator Amy Wadge, who reportedly worked on the upcoming release, told BBC Newsbeat at the time that the album is “done” and will be out “really soon”. Sheeran released his debut album ‘+’ in 2011, followed by ‘x’ in 2014.
In October, betting was suspended on Ed Sheeran headlining Glastonbury 2017. Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “It looks like Ed’s cameo in the latest Bridget Jones film was the clue all along. Punters have piled into his odds at a rate of knots and we’re left with no option but to close the betting for the time being.”
As well as telling NME that there would be a brand new area at Glastonbury 2017, Eavis also also revealed that the line-up was ‘90% booked’ and that the’d be ‘cramming in two years’ worth of music’ before the festival takes a year off in 2018.
When asked if we could expect a new announcement early next year, she told NME: “Yeah I think so. Last couple of years we’ve announced things in May, but I’m sure there’ll be something early next year to keep people in the loop.”
Other acts rumoured to be appearing at Glastonbury 2017 include Foo Fighters, Kasabian, Daft Punk, Kraftwerk, Lady Gaga and Depeche Mode. Glastonbury 2017 will run from 21-25 June. Tickets will go on sale again in Spring, after the full line-up is announced.