Ed Sheeran teased new music earlier this week and now he’s coming good on his promise by releasing two new singles.
Castle On The Hill and Shape Of You are both available now on Asylum Records via iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music. Both songs were released earlier this morning and they showcase two different sides of the chart-topping singer-songwriter.
Castle On The Hill, written by Ed and Benny Blanco (also on production), pays homage to growing up in Framlingham, Suffolk. It’s a rocky/folk number that has a big anthem feel and is sure to be a live favourite. Shape Of You, written by Ed, Johnny McDaid and Steve Mac (also on production), dismantles and rebuilds modern-pop music using little more than a loop pedal. It’s a progression of the sound that Ed rose to fame with.
Talking about his new music Ed commented, “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.”
Ed’s new album is expected this year and it will be the follow-up to 2014’s x (multiply), which has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide.
Watch the lyric videos for both singles below:
Check out the cover art for both singles below: