Coming off of the success of his single ‘Bad Habits,’ Ed Sheeran has announced his upcoming album = coming Oct. 29. Along with the announcement of his new album, he has shared yet another cut from it.
Sheeran shared the news of the album on an Instagram post writing:
“I started writing and recording this album June 2017. Its been a long, long process. I’ve been through love, loss, new life, grief and everything in between during the whole period of writing it, and I feel like it’s really a coming of age record. I’ve never been more proud of a body of work, or more excited/nervous for you all to hear it. The next song off of it is called Visiting Hours, which I finished for my friend Michael who sadly passed away this year. If you preorder the album you get this song with it, but it’s also on all platforms from now too. Lots more music to come, but for now I hope you are as excited as me for this album.”
Here is the tracklist for his fifth studio album.
- ‘First Times’
- ‘Bad Habits’
- ‘Overpass Graffiti’
- ‘The Joker And The Queen’
- ‘Leave Your Life’
- ‘Stop The Rain’
- ‘Love In Slow Motion’
- ‘Visiting Hours’
- ‘Be Right Now’
It will be interesting to see the dynamics of the album. While ‘Bad Habits’ was very upbeat and showed a very different side of Sheeran, his latest offering ‘Visiting Hours’ is a complete 360 but more in tune to what we know from the singer.
The song is a tribute to his friend Michael Gudinski, who passed away earlier this year. The song is raw, emotional, and memorably beautiful with Sheeran taking solely to his guitar and joined by a slight-singing set of background vocalists.
Check it out below.