Ed Sheeran celebrates new album alone after catching Covid-19

Musician Ed Sheeran released his fourth album on Friday, titled “=” (equals), while isolating himself for the Covid-19, saying that he was going to celebrate with a “solo party”.

The singer, known for hits like “Shape of You” and “Thinking Out Loud,” had told his fans earlier this week that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and had canceled all in-person events to promote his new album. .

“Obviously I’m still in isolation from Covid, but let me know what you think when it comes out. I’ve never been so proud of an album and I can’t wait for all of you to hear it,” he said on Instagram Thursday night.

“I will have a solo party tonight and tomorrow to celebrate,” he stated.

Sheeran, who has named his previous solo albums after math symbols, has said that “=” is the favorite album he’s made, featuring songs about his wife and daughter.

Critics said the Grammy Award winner, who has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, stayed true to his successful formula of honest lyrics on the new album.

“It’s business as usual for the Suffolk (England) singer-songwriter, who delivered a fourth album of undeniable hits and witty concoctions,” said music site NME, awarding the album three out of five stars.

“For some tastes, Sheeran will be corny and hackneyed. However, what he does well is essentially indisputable: providing songs that meet the emotional needs of universal moments,” said Britain’s Telegraph newspaper, giving it four stars.


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