Brand New ~ Sealed! The Fourth Album From Ed Sheeran On Strictly Limited White Vinyl! Includes Inner Sleeve. Features “Bad Habits” & “Shivers”.
Ed Sheeran’s most accomplished work yet, ‘Equals’ captures the evolution of an artist who continues to tread new ground. A body of tracks that were made over a four-year period following his seminal ‘Divide’ album era, thematically, ‘Equals’ finds Ed taking stock of his life and the people in it as he explores the varying degrees of love (“The Joker And The Queen”, “First Times”, “2step”), loss (“Visiting Hours”), resilience (“Can’t Stop The Rain”) and fatherhood (“Sandman”, “Leave Your Life”), while also processing his reality and career (“Tides”). Sonically, ‘Equals’ encapsulates Ed’s versatile musical palette, spanning signature, guitar-led tracks and world-class balladry to weightier, euphoric production moments, as first showcased on his emphatic comeback track, ‘Bad Habits’. Sheeran’s brother, Matthew, a composer, also contributes stunning string arrangements on “First Times” & “The Joker And The Queen”. The album artwork is a vivid collage of butterfly imagery symbolising the albums’ thread of “new life” and is backdropped by one of Ed’s own abstract paintings.
“This is a really personal record and one that means a lot to me. My life changed greatly over the past few years ~ I got married, became a father, experienced loss, and I reflect on these topics over the course of the album. I see it as my coming-of-age record, and I can’t wait to share this next chapter with you.” ~ ED
The Joker And The Queen
Leave Your Life
Stop The Rain
Love In Slow Motion
Be Right Now