Ed Sheeran Announces New Album - Subtract Completes His Mathematical Album
Ed Sheeran announces new album, which he calls "-" (say "subtract"). He had hinted at a new project last year during a court hearing. The new album has fourteen of the thirty songs written by Aaron Dessner of The National over the course of one month in February 2022.
Ed put to rest rumors that he was about to announce new music by revealing everything about his sixth studio album. Aaron Dessner, who worked on Taylor Swift's lockdown albums folklore and evermore, wrote and produced it with Ed.
Ed had been collecting over 200 songs for more than a decade as part of his plan to make "the perfect acoustic album," but last year, he had to scrap the album because of some personal problems.
Ed Sheeran Announces New Album
Ed Sheeran - Subtract (Album Trailer)
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Ed Sheeran is the last piece of the puzzle. Ed Sheeran has announced the date that his new album, Subtract, will come out. He has also talked about the terrible events that made him replace "a decade's worth of work with my deepest darkest thoughts."
The musician's newest album, Subtract (-), will keep up with his math theme. Plus came out in 2011, and then Multiply came out in 2014. 2017's Divide was his next album, and 2021's Equals was his most recent. On May 5, the new album will come out Sheeran wrote on Instagram and Twitter:
I had been working on Subtract for a decade, trying to sculpt the perfect acoustic album, writing and recording hundreds of songs with a clear vision of what I thought it should be. Then at the start of 2022, a series of events changed my life, my mental health, and ultimately the way I viewed music and art.
- Ed Sheeran
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.
- Ed Sheeran
The artist went on:
Within the space of a month, my pregnant wife got told she had a tumour, with no route to treatment until after the birth. My best friend Jamal, a brother to me, died suddenly, and I found myself standing in court defending my integrity and career as a songwriter. I was spiralling through fear, depression and anxiety. I felt like I was drowning, head below the surface, looking up but not being able to break through for air.
- Ed Sheeran
In the post, he said that he didn't feel like he could “credibly put a body of work into the world that didn’t accurately represent where I am and how I need to express myself at this point in my life.”
“This album is purely that. It’s opening the trapdoor into my soul. For the first time, I’m not trying to craft an album people will like, I’m merely putting something out that’s honest and true to where I am in my adult life. This is last February’s diary entry and my way of making sense of it. This is Subtract.
- Ed Sheeran
Mark it on your calendar: Sheeran's new album will be released on May 5.
- Salt Water
- Eyes Closed
- Life Goes On
- End Of Youth
- No Strings
- The Hills of Aberfeldy
Subtract will come after Ed's album Equals, which went to number one in the UK for the fifth time. With two UK Number 1 singles (Bad Habits and Shivers) and five more Top 10 singles (Afterglow, Graffiti Overpass, Visiting Hours, The Joker and the Queen, and 2Step), Equals was named the second biggest album of 2021, after Adele's 30, and the second biggest album of 2022, after Harry Styles' huge Harry's House.
We were told in school that we would use math as adults, and it's clear that they were right. Ed Sheeran has shocked his fans by saying that he has learned how to use at least one side of his calculator.
Ed Sheeran announces new album, Subtract, which will end his "Mathematics" era, will be out soon. Subtract will "open the trapdoor" to his heart and soul so that he can share it with his fans. The acoustic album will take fans on a journey through Sheeran's grief, hope, fear, depression, and anxiety.