Ed Sheeran is already working on a posthumous album! In an interview, he revealed that he has begun working on his final album. ‘- (Subtract)’, which will mark the completion of his five mathematically themed studio albums. The singer has now confirmed that he is all set to release five new albums, and is working on a posthumous collection which he will update throughout his life.
He said, “I want to slowly make this album that is quote-unquote ‘perfect’ for the rest of my life, adding songs here and there. And just have it in my will that after I die, it comes out.”
Ed Sheeran has been working with Aaron Dessner for the album, and revealed that they produced enough material for another album. They selected 14 tracks for the final math album, but removed three after they felt the songs were “too joyous” and could be part of a different musical journey.
“It was very quickly seen that we were making two different things,” Sheeran said about their entire second album together, which they didn’t intend to make but the in-demand producer is mixing right now. There is no release date or title for that collection, but Sheeran stated, “I have no goals for the record. I just want to put it out.”
Sheeran is also all set to release his four-part docuseries ‘Ed Sheeran: The Sum of it All’. The series is described as the story of “how an unlikely child with a stutter rose to fame to become one of the biggest global music superstars and how his chart-topping hits were born.”
The documentary will include his personal archive, interviews with his loved ones and some intimate gigs. “I’ve always been very guarded in my personal and private life; the only documentary I’ve ever made has been one that focused on my songwriting,” Sheeran said about the series. “Disney approached me to make a four-part documentary, and it felt like the right time to open the door and let people in. I hope people enjoy it.”
The singer is also going to release a new single ‘Eyes Closed’ which is built “around a pinging pizzicato riff that builds to an octave-jumping chorus as big as anything in Sheeran’s catalogue.”
The song goes, “I’m dancing with my eyes closed/ ’Cause everywhere I look I still see you… I pictured this month a little bit different/ No one is ever ready.”
– Riya Sohini