Ed Sheeran finally completes the mathematical equations!
On Wednesday, March 1, 2023, Ed Sheeran has announced the title and release date of his new album “-” (Subtract). It is the last mathematical equation-themed album after a decade of releases.
Sheera reveals the details on “-” in a statement, saying that it’ll be co-written and produced by Aaron Dessner. Dessner recently worked with Taylor Swift on “folklore” and “evermore” during the pandemic.
Sheeran stated the unpleasant circumstances in his life last year prompted the songs on “-.” The singer said he wrote the songs as he “spiraled through fear, depression, and anxiety.”
“Writing songs is my therapy. It helps me make sense of my feelings. I wrote without thought of what the songs would be, I just wrote whatever tumbled out. And in just over a week, I replaced a decade’s worth of work with my deepest darkest thoughts,” Sheeran shares.
In his statement, Sheeran also revealed that his wife Cherry Seaborn was diagnosed with a tumor during their second child’s pregnancy.
Seaborn married Sheeran in 2019. She gave birth to their second daughter last May while diagnosed with a tumor. The pregnancy went well as the Sheerans are now a family of four.
Aside from his wife’s condition, Sheeran’s friend, Jamal Edwards, died last February. The 31-year-old music entrepreneur founded SBTV, a music platform that jumpstarted Sheeran’s career.
Seaborn’s health issues, the death of a close friend, and a legal battle over suspected copyright infringement led to Sheeran deleting “a decade’s worth of work” on his upcoming album.
Despite all the pain and suffering, Sheeran managed to push through with his album. We know that the songs are going to hit harder than ever before.
Sheeran will release “-” on May 5 on all major streaming platforms.
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