Ed Sheeran – Shape of You – Single [iTunes Plus AAC M4A] (2017)

Ed Sheeran Shape of You

Ed Sheeran – Shape of You – Single [iTunes Plus AAC M4A] (2017)

Ed Sheeran Shape of You

“Cause I’ve been away for a bit here’s two singles rather than one,” Sheeran wrote on Instagram with snippets of each song. Behold, “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill.”

With a xylophone-like rhythm and synthesized beats, “Shape of You” doesn’t quite sound like your typical Sheeran tune. But that almost serves as an indication of what the “Thinking Out Loud” singer has been up to during his hiatus: creating music that still feels like Sheeran, just with a new twist.

So far, Sheeran hasn’t given fans any further news on the cryptic division signs against a blue background that he has shared throughout the week. But in line with his mathematical sign-themed past LPs, Plus and Multiply, there’s speculation that the next album will be called Divide.

Listen to “Shape of You” below.