“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 Sheeran
Multiple Grammy and BRIT Award-winning international mega-star, Ed Sheeran, has kicked-off music in 2017, unveiling TWO brand new singles – “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape Of You” – out now! Ed Sheeran’s two comeback singles – “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape Of You” – mark a hugely exciting return and another forward-thinking move for the multi award-winning, modern-day troubadour.
Unveiled just today, the singles are Ed’s first releases since 2015 and showcase two very different sides to his unparalleled musical palate. “Castle On The Hill”, written by Ed and Benny Blanco (also on production), pays homage to growing up in Framingham, Suffolk. Driving beats and Springsteen-esque riffs collide to create another stadium-ready anthem. “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. The record is an extension of the sound for which Ed’s become so well-known and has set him apart from his peers.
To celebrate Ed Sheeran’s long-awaited return, Spotify created “This Is: Ed Sheeran” playlist featuring the two brand new songs “Castle On The Hill”, “Shape Of You”, and all of his biggest hits, taking fans and music lovers on a magical hours journey of pure good music, reminding us again of how good and versatile Ed Sheeran is as a songwriter and a hit-maker.
Ed Sheeran has sold 22 Million albums worldwide, including his multi-platinum albums “X” and “+” in Asia. He has accumulated 4.7 Billion streams on Spotify alone, and 3.5 Billion hits on his official YouTube channel. With hits such as “Thinking Out Loud”, “A Team”, “Sing” and “Photograph” under his belt, Ed Sheeran is one of Asia’s favorite artists and has had SOLD OUT TOURS across Asian markets!
Despite being out of the spotlight for a year on a well-deserved break, Ed’s name was still associated with some of 2016’s biggest hits. As one of the world’s most in-demand songwriters, he penned the No.1 single in Asia “Cold Water” for Major Lazer and another mega hit “Love Yourself” for Justin Bieber; further proving his versatility and unique flair for penning global No.1 records.
You’ll see and hear a lot more of Ed Sheeran in 2017. Stay tuned!