Ed Sheeran has delivered fans another new track from his forthcoming album, with the release of the album’s third cut ‘Shivers’.
A little more true to the typical Ed Sheeran than sound than its predecessor ‘Bad Habits’, the song also comes with a surrealist music video directed by Dave Meyers.
In the clip, Sheeran meets a woman, played by AnnaSophia Robb, in a diner. They then partake in a whirlwind romance as Sheeran tries to woo Robb in a number of trippy scenarios, including a runaway train, a street brawl and an homage to Sheeran’s friend, Elton John.
Watch the video below.
“I wrote this as soon as the Divide tour ended in a rented farm in Suffolk where we had set up a studio for a couple of weeks to see what happened,” Sheeran had previously said of the song on Instagram.
“It was written over the course of 3 days which is very different for me, but I felt it was too special to get wrong. it was originally meant to be the first single but I just didn’t see a world where ‘Bad Habits’ existed if it didn’t come out in the summer. Shivers always felt more autumnal.”
‘Shivers’ is the third song we’ve heard from Sheeran’s fifth album, ‘=’, which is due out October 29. It follows on from the EDM-tinged lead single ‘Bad Habits’, and ‘Visiting Hours’, an ode to his late mentor and friend, Michael Gudinski.
Late last month, Sheeran debuted a pair of new songs at a performance in Coventry, titled ‘First Times’ and ‘Overpass Graffiti’. Both songs are set to feature on ‘=’, the follow-up to 2019’s ‘No. 6 Collaborations Project’.
Sheeran and Elton John’s friendship made headlines in late August, when John revealed that Sheeran had gifted him a “giant marble penis” for the pop icon’s 74th birthday.