January 6, 2017


Listen to Ed Sheeran's 2 New Singles: 'Castle on the Hill' & 'Shape of You'

Look who's back! Ed Sheeran made his return to music on Friday with a duel single launch on BBC Radio 1. "Castle on the Hill" and "Shape of You" are the first songs revealed off his upcoming Divide album.

The singles couldn't be any more different, too. "Castle on the Hill" is a rolling acoustic-led nostalgic dream, while "Shape of You" is a sensual staccato jam about lust. Each of them show off Sheeran's songwriting skills, without using his signature one-man ballad style.

Sheeran has been teasing the new tracks all week on his social channels, using baby blue-hued teaser clips to pique interest after a year away from the internet. The lyric videos for the ditties feature the same color, making us think that he'll plaster the swatch on his album cover, like his previous two album designs.

Below, watch Ed play "Castle on the Hill" live on Radio 1 and then throw it back to his Fuse interview: