Ed Sheeran has announced his sixth studio album, entitled – and pronounced “subtract”.
The fifth and final entry in his series of albums titled with mathematical symbols, Sheeran wrote and recorded its 14 tracks with Aaron Dessner, a member of US alt-rock band the National who also had a major creative role in Taylor Swift’s Folklore and Evermore. It will be released on 5 May.
It is billed as a return to traditional singer-songwriter performance, after the polished pop of much of Sheeran’s catalogue; a press release promises songs ranging from “pared back, folk-leaning textures to bolder, full-band/orchestral arrangements”.
In a statement accompanying the album announcement, Sheeran said he had scrapped 10 years of work on – (initially intended as a purely acoustic album) that had resulted in hundreds of songs, after a series of events in his personal life in early 2022. “In just over a week, I replaced a decade’s worth of work with my deepest darkest thoughts,” he said.
On Wednesday May 3rd at 5 p.m., be among the first in the Lexington area to hear the album and pre-order the vinyl. We’ll also have swag and giveaways, including exclusive “Eyes Closed” flexi discs and more goodies! Plus, you can ENTER TO WIN TICKETS to the +-= ÷x Stadium Tour!
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