Ed Sheeran 2017 album latest news: 'Divide' to be released on March 3

(Reuters/ FredThornhill)British singer Ed Sheeran releases two new singles, "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill"

Ed Sheeran has revealed the cover for his up-and-coming album titled "Divide" that will be released on March 3 this year. The 25-year-old balladeer is known for his hit songs that include "Thinking Out Loud," "Photograph," and "Castle on the Hill," to mention a few.

The full track list for "Divide" includes 12 original songs and four more deluxe tracks. The first 12 tracks in the list include "Eraser," "Castle on the Hill," "Dive," "Shape of You," "Perfect," "Galway Girl," "Happier," "New Man," "Hearts Don't Break Around Here," "What Do I Know?," "How Would You Feel (Paean)," and "Supermarket Flowers." The four deluxe tracks in the album include "Barcelona," "Bibia Be Ye Ye," "Nancy Mulligan," and "Save Myself."

According to reports, Sheeran released his two singles "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill" a few days ago, which were released on streaming and download services. Sheeran commented, "Hello 2017! I've been working hard on the new material and I hope you can be as excited about it as I am. I really wanted to show two different sides to my music that I'm equally as passionate about and I just knew I wanted to roll with two songs at the same time. I'm absolutely buzzing to be back."

Sheeran collaborated with Benny Blanco in writing "Castle on the Hill," which is described by the singer's Atlantic label as something that dismantles and rebuilds modern pop music. Blanco produced "Castle on the Hill" as well that is said to be comparable to Springsteen's "Born to Run." "Shape of You," on the other hand, was written by Steve Mac and Johnny McDaid, which sounds a lot like the Sheeran signature music than contains a touch of R&B.

Sheeran's previous album to the upcoming "Divide" was released in 2014 titled "X." the album received 90 platinum certifications worldwide and sold over 13 million copies across the globe. In the United Kingdom alone, it stayed on the number 1 spot for 12 weeks. Last year, the singer won two Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance, according to sources.

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