For someone that’s had a year out of the music game, Ed Sheeran has started 2017 off with a bang.
My new album, Divide, holds a very special place in my heart and I really believe this is my best work to date
It’s not even February and the music star has released two new hit singles including Shape of You and Castle On the Hill. The tracks serve as a joint-lead single from the singer's forthcoming album '÷'.
And now Ed, the musical genius, who recently spoke out about wanting ‘chubby babies’, has released his nostalgic music video for Castle on the Hill, which was filmed in the 25-year-old’s hometown of Framlingham, Suffolk.
The video journeys back to his teenage years, following him and a group of his friends who went to his school.
His self-proclaimed 'best work to date', Ed's third studio album, which is out March 3, is set to have 'a lot more heart' than his previous records.
He said: "First off, what a week! The reaction to my new singles has been absolutely mind-blowing and I can’t thank you enough. My new album, Divide, holds a very special place in my heart and I really believe this is my best work to date.
"I’ve been eager to get back and I couldn’t be more excited for March 3."
Currently, both his new songs hold the number one and two positions for the second consecutive week in the United Kingdom, while Shape of You has landed the singer his first number one in the United States.
In December 2015, Ed announced that he was ‘taking a break…to travel the world and see everything I missed’. His year-long break followed on from the success of his second album 'X', which gave us the likes of Sing, Don’t and Thinking Out Loud.