Words: Ellie Ward
After his ignominious 'knighting' by Princess Beatrice and his first official return live performance for a charity gig at the Natural History Museum at the end of November, Ed Sheeran was up bright and early on New Year's Day to post on social media a video in which he waves to fans while smiling and holds up a piece of white paper with the words “New music coming Friday!!” on.
It marks the return of Sheeran after he announced a year ago that he was “taking a break … to travel the world and see everything I missed”, but promised fans he would be back with his third album, which he called “the best thing I have made so far”.
Hello 2017... pic.twitter.com/1UyjpgoFbo— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) January 1, 2017