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

The True Meaning Of Life

By Pat A. FlemingPublished: July 2017

The Years have passed by,
In the blink of an eye,
Moments of sadness,
And joy have flown by.

People I loved,
Have come and have gone,
But the world never stopped,
And we all carried on.

Life wasn't easy,
And the struggles were there,
Filled with times that it mattered,
Times I just didn't care.

I stood on my own,
And I still found my way,
Through some nights filled with tears,
And the dawn of new days.

And now with old age,
It's become very clear,
Things I once found important,
Were not why I was here.

And how many things,
That I managed to buy,
Were never what made me,
Feel better inside.

And the worries and fears,
That plagued me each day,
In the end of it all,
Would just fade away.

But how much I reached out,
To others when needed,
Would be the true measure,
Of how I succeeded.

And how much I shared,
Of my soul and my heart,
Would ultimately be,
What set me apart.

And what's really important,
Is my opinion of me,
And whether or not,
I'm the best I can be.

And how much more kindness,
And love I can show,
Before the Lord tells me,
It's my time to go.

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.