Ed Sheeran – Equals = album

“The theme of the record is me turning 30, becoming a dad, losing a friend, trying to balance work and marriage,” Ed Sheeran tells Apple Music of his fourth full-length LP, =. “It’s stuff that really has meant a lot to me.”

The follow-up to 2017’s all-conquering ÷ was originally conceived as an acoustic record, with Sheeran setting up in Nashville way back in 2018 to work. = is Sheeran’s most personal, moving record to date. And he has just one request before press play. “Please just to it once in order, that’s all I ask,” he says. “I don’t care what do after your first listen. Put songs on a playlist, put the album on shuffle—whatever want.

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