Acoustic POP crooner, Ed Sheeran has returned from his almost two year break from releasing music and has finally graced us with two brand new tracks entitled ‘Shape of You‘ and ‘Castles On The Hill.’ Both these songs were released on Friday and are from his upcoming 3rd studio album, ÷ / divide.’ 

 

 

Fans can expect familiar vibes from their favourite redhead as the song ‘Shape of You’ has Sheeran singing about meeting a girl he fancies and describing his encounter with her. The bouncy, electro-poppy tune has a strong resemblance to POP powerhouse Sia‘s ‘Cheap Thrills‘.

 

Have a listen to the similarities here:

 

 

 

‘Castle On The Hill’ is also a very familiar uptempo sound for Ed. In the song Sheeran gets nostalgic as he reminisces on the time he spent in his hometown of Framlingham, Suffolk. Ed sings about his older brother and the trouble they used to get up to when they kids. He also sings about his old friends and where they are now. All-in-all, ‘Castle On The Hill’ is a very nostalgic and moving track and will touch the hearts of fans everywhere.

 

Have a listen here:

 

 

Besides casually releasing music to his awaiting fans, Ed Sheeran also managed to break some records. Streaming records to exact. Ed has made Spotify history with both songs. He managed to garner up to 13 million streams in one day. The musician has now surpassed records set by One Direction‘s ‘Drag Me Down’, which reached 4.7 million streams in one day and Wiz Khalifa‘s ‘See You Again’ which reached 4.26 million streams.

 

2017 has been kicked off just right musically. It looks like it’ll be a pretty successful year for our Ed Sheeran.