Ed Sheeran is a musician who takes his craft very seriously.
Not only did the “Bad Habits” singer reveal in an interview with Rolling Stone that losing his best friends had a huge impact on his mental health, but it also put his life and music into perspective.
“I want to slowly make this album that is quote-unquote ‘perfect’ for the rest of my life,” Sheeran said of his posthumous album.
The “Shape of You” singer has been working on this album for quite some time, “adding songs here and there.”
“[I] just have it in my will that after I die, it comes out.”
The Covid lockdown most likely gave him all the time in the world to sit back and return to making music because he has not only begun work on his posthumous album but also has a couple more albums planned.
The singer revealed:
“I’ve got loads and loads and loads of s**t,”
So fans should probably expect Sheeran’s albums to arrive quickly in the coming years—in fact, a specific number of albums are expected to follow “-” (pronounced Subtract).
Sheeran has five more albums scheduled for release.
While little is known about Sheeran’s upcoming albums, there are a few more details about “-” right now, especially given its May 5 release date.
For one, the 32-year-old singer worked on “-” with The National’s Aaron Dessner, a frequent collaborator of their mutual friend Taylor Swift.
“It was very quickly seen that we were making two different things. I have no goals for the record. I just want to put it out.”
Fans who want to learn more about the enigmatic singer can watch “Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All,” a Disney+ docuseries.
It will include behind-the-scenes footage of the singer’s career, an in-depth look into his personal life, interviews with his loved ones, and several performances.
“I’ve always been very guarded in my personal and private life. The only documentary I’ve ever made has been one that focused on my songwriting. Disney approached me to make a four-part documentary, and it felt like the right time to open the door and let people in. I hope people enjoy it.”