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WATCH: Ed Sheeran Releases First New Music For A Year

Ed Sheeran

Published at 11:27am 6th January 2017.

Global superstar Ed Sheeran has returned with two new singles after being silent for a whole year.

The global star from Suffolk has sold 22 million albums worldwide and reached No.1 on the album chart in 14 countries. 

Now, he has treated us to the new singles entitled “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill”, with Atlantic Records.

We played you the tracks on Pirate FM's Breakfast Show - but scroll down to have a listen if you missed it.

You may remember when Ed Sheeran visited Cornwall back in 2012, performing at Boardmasters' Festival in Newquay.

If not - it is worth a watch...


Speaking about his new music, Ed said: “Hello 2017! I’ve been working hard on the new material and I hope you can be as excited about it as I am.

“I really wanted to show two different sides to my music that I’m equally as passionate about and I just knew I wanted to roll with two songs at the same time.

“I’m absolutely buzzing to be back”.

He has returned with two modern pop songs certain to throw him back into the music industry with a bang.

Despite being distant throughout 2016, you may be surprised to hear that Ed has been involved with a number of huge hits in the past year.

These include “Cold Water” for Major Lazer and also “Love Yourself” for Justin Bieber.

Sheeran has teased viewers since December with the anticipation of new music.

On 13th December 2015, Ed Sheeran shared the following post, explaining that he was going to take some time off.

He wrote: “I’ve had such an amazing ride over the last 5 years but I find myself seeing the world through a screen…”

Please read x

A photo posted by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos) on

A year later, to the very minute, the singer posted a picture of a blue square with no comment.

A photo posted by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos) on

Did this mean new music is on the way?

It certainly did - as on the 1st of January, we were greeted with this...

Hello 2017...

A video posted by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos) on

Take a listen to Ed Sheeran’s new songs below and enjoy!

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