- Ed Sheeran recently surprised his global contingent of fans as he dropped a brand-new track
- The singer-songwriter had been taking a hiatus when he spontaneously announced the release of the new song Afterglow
- Sheeran revealed online that he was still on his break and that Afterglow was a standalone song and not part of an album
Ed Sheeran is responsible for the latest surprise of 2020 as he recently dropped a new single just in time for the holiday season.
The world-famous singer-songwriter has been on hiatus so none of Sheeran's die-hard fans had been expecting the release of the new track.
The song is called Afterglow and Ed opened up on his Instagram account, @teddysphotos, with a short explanation of its release.
Ed explained that he had written the song in 2019 but that the time was right for it to be released presently.
The star also wrote that Afterglow was a standalone song, it was not part of a new album and it did not indicate a new album coming out soon. Sheeran simply stated that he wanted fans to have a happy festive season.
It's no secret that 2020 has been a difficult time for people all around the globe and Ed and his wife have been constantly doing what they can for charitable organisations in order to make the burden a little lighter.
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He and his wife, Cherry Seaborn, welcomed their first child together earlier this year. The couple's daughter was named Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran and Ed wrote in his caption that he needed to get back to parenting in "dad land".
Ed's caption read:
"Hey guys. Afterglow is a song I wrote last year that I wanted to release for you. It’s not the first single from the next album, it’s just a song I love, and hope you love too. Enjoy ! Have a safe and happy festive break and New Year’s. Back to dad land for me now, ciao x"
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the singer got a back tattoo consisting of five circles that have been arranged in the shape of the Olympic rings.
Ed Sheeran disclosed that his future children will fill the puzzle as he will add their palm prints to the original piece. The Perfect hitmaker has various tattoos for different meaning including achievements and also honouring family members.