Ed Sheeran has announced his fifth studio album “=” (pronounced equals) on Twitter and fans are hyped for its release on October 29.
It marks a return to the spotlight for the “Shape of You” singer who announced a hiatus in August to spend time with his wife of two years, 28, following the end of his record-breaking Divide tour and in that time, the couple had a daughter Lyra Antarctica born last year.
In a statement, Sheeran said: “= (Equals) is a really personal record and one that means a lot to me. My life changed greatly over the past few years – I got married, became a father, experienced loss, and I reflect on these topics over the course of the album. I see it as my coming-of-age record, and I can’t wait to share this next chapter with you.”
Sharing further details, the 30-year-old wrote in an Instagram post: “I started writing and recording this album June 2017. Its been a long, long process. I’ve been through love, loss, new life, grief and everything in between during the whole period of writing it, and I feel like it’s really a coming of age record. I’ve never been more proud of a body of work, or more excited/nervous for you all to hear it.”
The album title “=” (pronounced equals) marks the fourth album from Sheeran that has been named after mathematical symbols - starting with first album “+” sophomore album “x” and third album “÷” and people were quick to joke about Sheeran’s obsession with maths symbols.
i can’t believe ed sheeran invented math