Ed Sheeran is dropping a new album in October

The British singer-songwriter validated on Thursday that “=” (noticable “equals”) will be revealed on October 29 — 4 years after he started taping it.

Sharing the cover art on Instagram, Sheeran informed his 33.7 million fans that because beginning the task in 2017, “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.”

The 30-year-old star included that he had “never been more proud of a body of work, or more excited/nervous for you all to hear it.”

The record includes 14 tunes, consisting of lead single “Bad Habits,” which ended up being Sheeran’s 10th UK primary hit when it was launched in July this year.

Witth “=,” Sheeran continues the custom of calling his albums after mathematical signs. His 2011 launching “+,” 2014 follow-up “x” and 2017’s “÷” all topped the UK album charts. “x” and “÷” likewise topped the Signboard 200 chart.

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Sheeran likewise utilized the Instagram post to verify that the next single off the album would be “Visiting Hours,” which he stated he completed “for my friend (music industry icon) Michael (Gudinski) who sadly passed away this year.” He shared a bit of the tear-jerker in another Instagram post.

In 2019, Sheeran launched his “No. 6 Collaborations Project,” which saw him collaborate with market heavyweights consisting of Justin Bieber, Cardi B, Stormzy, Khalid, Bruno Mars, Eminem and Camila Cabello.

In September 2020, he invited his very first kid, Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran, with his better half Cherry Seaborn, whom he wed in 2019.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.