Ed Sheeran has announced that his album “-” (Subtract) will be released in May

“-” is the result of Sheeran pushing the boundaries of his musical artistry, delivering some of the most profound songwriting work of his career.

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Ed Sheeran Ready to release his new album ‘-‘ (subtract or subtract) — the latest in his decade-long era of math albums — The May 5, 2023. An album that revisits Ed’s singer-songwriter roots, and written against a backdrop of personal pain and hope, “-” (Posted) presents one of the biggest stars on the planet at his most vulnerable and honest. Ed’s own words

“I was working on it Subtract or discount For a decade trying to carve the perfect sounding album, writing and recording hundreds of songs with a clear vision of what I thought it should be. Then, in early 2022, a series of events changed my life, my mental health, and ultimately the way I saw music and art. Writing songs is my therapy. It helps me understand my feelings, ”comments the artist.

“I wrote without thinking about what the songs are about, I just wrote what came out. And in little more than a week, I replaced a decade-long work with my deepest, darkest thoughts. They said within a month my pregnant wife who had a tumor, With no possibility of treatment until after birth. My best friend Jamal, a brother of mine, died suddenly and I found myself in court defending my integrity and my career as a songwriter. I was spiraling through Fear, depression and anxiety. I felt like I was drowning, with my head below the surface, looking up but unable to breathe.”

“As an artist, I did not feel I could reliably put out into the world a body of work that did not accurately represent where I was and how I needed to express myself at this point in my life. This album is just that. It opens the door in my soul. For the first time, I’m not trying to make an album that people will love, I’m just putting something honest and real into who I am with my life. This is the journal entry for last February and my way of making sense of it. This is a subtraction.”

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Since he learned “Layla” Following Eric Clapton on guitar at the age of twelve, Sheeran’s love for the singer-songwriter began. Growing up with people like Damien Rice, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan He played frequently at his parents’ home, artists introduced to him by his father John – “-” always Ed was on the horizon.

However, as the songs and writing process take on a whole new meaning and direction after a series of shocking events rock Ed’s world in 2022, one thing that remains the same is his burning desire to make a record. Firmly in love with him as a singer-songwriter. And now, as he prepares to release his most revealing work yet“,”- Serves as a timely reminder of why Sheeran is still One of the most talented poets of his generation. An artist analyzes his own fan experiences in search of comfort and belonging.

“-“ is the result of Sheeran pushing the boundaries of his musical artistry, delivering some of the most profound songwriting work of his career. By partnering with Aaron Dessner (The National) on songwriting and production After the duo reunited after being introduced to Taylor Swift, Ed and Aaron began crafting the album in February of last year.

Writing over 30 songs during the month-long study period, the album’s 14 songs are seamlessly tied together by slick production, from the folk-leaning mash-ups to the bolder full-band/orchestral arrangements. Ed Sheeran burst onto the music scene in United Kingdom in 2011 With their debut album “+”. He quickly established himself as a storied artist, and followed it up with ‘x’, ‘No. 6 Collaborations Project’ and ‘=’ – a catalog that made Sheeran one of the biggest music hits in the world in the 21st century.

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Terry Alexander

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