- 22 Dec 21
'Afterglow' was shared ahead of Ed Sheeran's No.1 album 'Equals' one year ago today.
Ed Sheeran has revealed an a capella performance of his 2020 track ‘Afterglow’, recorded in a church with a spine-tingling choir behind him.
The atmospheric take on the track was released to celebrate one year since the single was released ahead of his album, Equals. = marked the Sussex pop singer-songwriter's fourth studio LP and went straight to No.1 globally.
Ed’s Divide tour in 2019 was the highest grossing of all time, with him earning £587 million after selling 8.9 million tickets across six continents. He later took a step back from performing around the world every night to record = and start a family.
Sheeran recently released a festive collaborative single with Elton John, ‘Merry Christmas’. Proceeds from the track go towards the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Elsewhere, Sheeran donated a guitar made for his recent album to help a primary school in his hometown.
“There is not another guitar like this,” Sheeran told BBC News. “This is the guitar that gets sent to me to check that all the other guitars are all right – it says prototype in it.
“To win this, it’s a £5 raffle which goes to charity. It’s going to build a music centre at a primary school near me, which I’m really excited about.”
Check out the new rendition from Sheeran below: