Irish Ed Sheeran fans treated to sneak peek of his album

Ed Sheeran has always had a grá for Ireland.

So there’s no surprise that he would want his fans on the Emerald Isle to hear a preview of his upcoming album.

Fans have been sharing their delight at stumbling across a bench playing brand-new music from the English singer.

The yellow bench is situated in the capital city in Merrion Park.

So if you want to soak up the sun and listen to some brand-new music from the singer this Friday we recommend you pop into the park in the city centre.

Ed confirmed that his fourth album ‘-‘ (Subtract) will be coming this year.

It will be the last in his decade-spanning mathematical album era and will drop on 5th May 2023.

He shared the news in an emotional post: “I had been working on Subtract for a decade, trying to sculpt the perfect acoustic album, writing and recording hundreds of songs with a clear vision of what I thought it should be.

“Then at the start of 2022, a series of events changed my life, my mental health, and ultimately the way I viewed music and art.

“Writing songs is my therapy. It helps me make sense of my feelings. I wrote without thought of what the songs would be, I just wrote whatever tumbled out. And in just over a week, I replaced a decade’s worth of work with my deepest darkest thoughts.

“Within the space of a month, my pregnant wife got told she had a tumour, with no route to treatment until after the birth. My best friend Jamal, a brother to me, died suddenly and I found myself standing in court defending my integrity and career as a songwriter.


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“I was spiralling through fear, depression and anxiety. I felt like I was drowning, head below the surface, looking up but not being able to break through for air,” he continued.

“As an artist, I didn’t feel like I could credibly put a body of work into the world that didn’t accurately represent where I am and how I need to express myself at this point in my life. This album is purely that.

“It’s opening the trapdoor into my soul. For the first time I’m not trying to craft an album people will like, I’m merely putting something out that’s honest and true to where I am in my adult life.

“This is last February’s diary entry and my way of making sense of it. This is Subtract.”

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