- 03 Nov 21
The superstar released his latest album = (pronounced equals) last week.
Ed Sheeran said that he plans to release “10 symbol records” and another Collaborations Project in the coming years.
“I’m going to make 10 symbol records, but the next five won’t be maths,” the singer told the Armchair Expert podcast. He also hopes to release an acoustic collection titled - (pronounced minus) next year.
The 30-year-old also revealed plans to follow up 2019’s No. 6 Collaborations Project with a No. 7. The songwriter suggested that the record would arrive before his next solo album. “Between the next one I’ll do No. 7,” he told podcast host, Dax Sheperd.
The news comes after Sheeran was cleared to emerge from Covid-19 isolation after suffering a “pretty gnarly” encounter with the virus. The singer is set to appear on Saturday Night Live this Saturday (November 6th) after he got all clear.
The pop star confirmed he had tested positive for the virus on October 24th and had to complete the promotion for his new album from home. The singer reportedly slept through the album launch due to the illness.
“Posting this pic to say I’m released from covid isolation today, so if you see me out and about I’ve had the all clear and done my quarantine,” he wrote on Instagram yesterday (November 2).
“Excited to hit the ground running with work again, and SNL is still on, so tune in Saturday, see you there x.”
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Sheeran released his latest record = (pronounced equals) last week. The Grammy award-winner told Zane Lowe on Apple Music that the record was inspired by the death of his close friend and mentor — Australian music executive Michael Gudinski.
"There are so many things that have happened in my life and I feel, not in an evangelical way, but I feel very reborn in my 30s," he said.
"I think having my mate die and realise that tomorrow isn’t promised and every day is actually a real joy to be around because I spent a lot of time moping about things in my 20s and finding reasons to be upset.”
"I’ve spent a lot of my 20s questioning: Who am I? Why am I here? Why do I do this? If I’m a singer, what do I add to the world,” he added.
Listen to Ed Sheeran on the Armchair Expert podcast below.