Ed Sheeran has 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 has now posted a blank blue image to his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram account, with fans speculating that he could be set to announce his next album or release new music. See below.
Sheeran collaborator Amy Wadge, who reportedly worked on the upcoming release, has told BBC Newsbeat that the album is “done” and will be out “really soon”.
— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) December 13, 2016
omfg im so ready for a new Ed Sheeran Album ❤?
— Tasneem (@TasneemAbdol) December 13, 2016
Sheeran released his debut album ‘+’ in 2011, followed by ‘x’ in 2014.
He made his live return in November, performing at a gala dinner for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) at the Natural History Museum in London. At the gig, he made a joke about getting his face cut by Princess Beatrice.