Ed Sheeran finally revealed the release date of his fourth album “=” (Equals).
More than 4 years after releasing his album “÷” (Divide), Ed Sheeran finally revealed the release date of his fourth album “=” (Equals).
Ed had recently announced that his fourth full-length album “=” (Equals) will be available on October 29, 2021.
According to him, “=” was a “really personal record” and an album that means a lot to him, adding that his life greatly changed over the past few years – from getting married, became a father, experienced loss, and reflected on those topics over the course of his album.
Ed shared that he saw his album as his “coming-of-age record” and he can’t wait to share it with his fans.
According to Ed’s announcement, “=” was a body of songs that were made more than a four-year period following his “÷” (Divide) album era.
Thematically, Variety reported that ‘=’ found Ed taking stock of his life and the people in it as he explored the varying degrees of love, loss, resilience, and fatherhood, while also processing his reality and career.
The said announcement came at the end of a long quiet period for Ed in the years since he finished his tour behind 2017’s “Divide”. In that time, Ed released his mixtape-type “No. 6 Collaborations Project” last 2019 and became father to a daughter who was nearly a year old.
Ed’s new song, “Visiting Hours,” found him coming to terms with the loss of his mentor and friend, Michael Gudinski, and was written shortly after his death.
He also debuted the song at a memorial for Michael back in March. You can watch the video below: