The Facts About Ed Sheeran’s Recent Album Release, ‘Equals’
Laura Lee - August 22, 2021

Scatter Seeds Of Kindness

If you have a friend worth loving
Love him. Yes, and let him know
That you love him, ere life's evening
Tinge his brow with sunset glow
Why should good words ne'er be said
Of a friend till he is dead?

If you hear a song that thrills you
Sung by any child of song
Praise it. Do not let the singer
Wait deserved praises long
Why should one who thrills your heart
Lack the joy you may impart?

If you hear a prayer that moves you
By its humble, pleading tone
Join it. Do not let the seeker
Bow before his God alone
Why should not thy brother share
The strength of ‘two or three' in prayer?

If your work is made more easy
By a friendly, helping hand
Say so. Speak out brave and truly
Ere the darkness veil the land
Should a brother workman dear
Falter for a word of cheer?

Scatter thus your seeds of kindness
All enriching as you go
Leave them. Trust the Harvest-Giver
He will make each seed to grow
So, until the happy end
Your life shall never lack a friend

It’s as if Ed Sheeran read our minds because believe it or not, one of our favorite artists is in fact coming out with a new album. This is his fourth full-length album and words can’t describe how excited we are. His announcement was definitely a surprise to everyone after a few quiet years for Sheeran since his 2017 ‘Divide’ tour. I mean, who can blame him? He’s been busy! He released a mixtape in 2019 and also became a doting father to almost 1-year-old, Lyra Antarctica. Well, we decided to dig up everything we could find about the new October 29th album release so you can know all the details!

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So what can we expect from the new album? For starters, ‘Equals’ keeps up with the mathematical themes of his previous albums, ‘Plus’, ‘Multiply’, and ‘Divide.’ He’s already released the first single from the album, ‘Bad Habits,’ which you can enjoy with an accompanying music video. He actually began writing the album back in June 2017. In terms of the sound of the album, Sheeran’s manager, Stuart Camp explained, “It’ll both surprise and comfort people. There’s some normal Ed songs, but there’s also some more sonically adventurous ones as well.” And if this album isn’t exciting enough, Camp said, “We’ll be touring – if we’re allowed to – for two to three years, and there may be more records in that period. If we tour for that long, I’d imagine there will be two albums within that cycle.”

For Sheeran, it’s a record that took a lot of time, through many ups and downs of life, and is one that’s very personal to him. The new album contains 14 new songs where he reflects on becoming a father, marriage, and loss. In an announcement, Sheeran said, ” ‘=’ (Equals) is a really personal record and one that means a lot to me. My life changed greatly over the past few years – I got married, became a father, experienced loss, and I reflect on these topics over the course of the album. I see it as my coming-of-age record, and I can’t wait to share this next chapter with you.” We’ll just be here waiting patiently until October 29th to be serenaded with beautiful music.