Ed Sheeran says his next release will be “a bit more of a curveball”

Virgin Radio

17 Mar 2022, 14:49

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Ed Sheeran is dropping something new very soon, and, intriguingly, he has teased the fact that it will be a little different.

Having named his solo albums after mathematical symbols so far (‘+’, ‘x’, ‘÷’ and ‘=’), the singer-songwriter was asked by The Project NZ whether his next record will be called ‘-’ (minus), as this would be the obvious choice. He replied: “That’s not going to be the next record I put out. I’ve got something else that’s a bit more of a curveball.”

Without going into any further detail as to what form the release will take, he continued: “We’ve got the first thing of it dropping in 10 days. In 10 days there’s going to be something coming out."

Speaking to the show's New Zealander hosts, he added: "I don’t think it’s gonna be a massive hit in New Zealand though, I’ve got to be honest! It’s gonna be a big hit... somewhere else. When you hear it, you’ll understand.” 

Last month, Ed and rockers Bring Me The Horizon teamed up for a live performance at the BRITs, and said they were going to release something together.

Sheeran, who was on The Project NZ ahead of his upcoming Australia and New Zealand stadium tour, also spoke about the reason that his albums have been given symbols. “I do have a face for the radio, and I was like, ‘I don’t really want to be a poster boy,’” he said. 

“So I had sort of figured out a way. I was like, ‘I’m going to do it with colours and symbols’. So, I was like, ‘I’d love to get to a point that there’s a billboard of just red with an equals sign, or green with a multiply, or blue with a divide, or orange with a plus, and people go, ‘Oh, Ed’s got a new album coming out.’’”