The fourth time’s the charm for Ed Sheeran!
The singer-songwriter, 30, released his highly anticipated fourth studio album = (pronounced Equals) on Friday — and told fans he thinks it’s his best work yet.
“This is my favourite album I’ve made, I’m so proud of it,” Sheeran, 30, scritto sui social. “Thank you to all the wonderful people who worked on it with me. Ai fan, I hope you love it as much as I do, it’s been a long journey to this point. Have a fantastic weekend xx.”
Sheeran previously told fans upon announcing the album in August that it would be a “coming-of-age record,” and that its lyrics would delve into life as a married father.
“‘=’ (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,” he said in a press release. “I see it as my coming-of-age record, and I can’t wait to share this next chapter with you.”
“I have grown up, I am a father now / Everything has changed, but I am still the same somehow,” he sings.
Dopo, sopra “First Times,” Sheeran got personal once again, opening up about how his proposal to Seaborn nearly went awry: “The greatest thing that I have achieved/Was four little words, down on one knee/You said, ‘Darling, are you jokin?’ and I just said, ‘Please.'”
Il “Bad Habits” singer recently revealed the story of his nerve-wracking proposal for the first time in an interview on the Norwegian-Swedish talk show Skavlan, explaining that there were a few bumps in the road leading up to the couple’s January 2019 nozze.
“I kept saying to her, ‘We should go for a walk.’ Lei è come, 'No.’ ‘You sure you don’t want to go for a walk?’ ha ricordato. “And time was ticking and [I had engraved] the date on the ring and I’m like, ‘I’ve got to do it today!’ It gets to like, 9 p.m. e io sono come, ‘For f—’s sake.'”
Infine, the singer got his future bride right where he wanted her — but was initially met with a blank stare after he got down on one knee.
“ero come, ‘Will you marry me?’ E lei era come, ‘Are you f—ing joking?’ I remember it was just a long silence and I just went, 'Per favore?'” ha ricordato. “That was the most human that I’ve ever felt, perché era come, in my career, sometimes you find I’ll be like, ‘Can I do this?’ And people will just be like, ‘Yeah.’ You kind of get to a certain point where it just becomes normal.”
Certo, Seaborn eventually said yes, and the couple went on to welcome their daughter, for whom Sheeran wrote the = traccia “Sandman.”
“You were loved before you had arrived / And every day that love just multiplies / Daddy made your bed and your lullaby / And Mumma made the mobile in the sky,” he croons on the sweet lullaby.
The unfortunate news did not damper his spirits, anche se, as he said in a social media video Thursday that he was still “veramente, molto eccitata” about the release.
“(equals) out at midnight everywhere. I’m obviously still in covid isolation but please let me know what you think when it’s out. It’s the most proud [Io ho] ever been of a price of work and I can’t wait for you all to hear it,” Sheeran sottotitolato il video.
“Gonna be having a solo party tonight and tomorrow to celebrate, blast it loud. Love you all x,” Lui continuò.