Ed Sheeran announced the beginning of the end. The beginning as he confirmed the first single from To subtract, that is to say the letter of motivation of the project which closes its saga of mathematical signs —Plus (+); Multiply (x); Divide (:); y is equal to (=)—, which will be released on May 5.

This single is titled Eyes closed and the Brits shared a small snippet via TikTok. Dueting with himself on the guitar, first, and with a piano version of the chorus, later, the singer-songwriter will delight us again with a love song that will remind us of his great hits from past, such as Photograph oh Perfect.

“So I dance with my eyes closed / ‘Cause everywhere I look I always see you / Time passes so slowly / And I don’t know what else I can do / So I’ll keep dancing with my eyes, my eyes, eyes closed”say the verses Ed shared on his social media.

The job description also reveals the release date of this Eyes closed. On March 24, we will be able to listen in full to the first of the 18 songs that make up To subtractan entirely acoustic project that crosses the most vulnerable moments of the artist’s life.

This track is also sure to be present at Math Tour, the concert tour scheduled for 2023 with which Ed Sheeran will tour the United States and up to six European cities.

Aaron Dessner, the best ally of To subtract

To subtract, the tenth album of Ed Sheeran’s career, is co- Produced by Aaron Dessner. The founding member of The National was the best partner of the british thanks to a recommendation from Taylor Swift, the friend and bond between the two.

“In 2021 I got a message from @taylorswift to connect me with @aarondessner. He thought he and I would do something great together. I have to be honest, I was a little reluctant to work with him ’cause I felt like it was Taylor’s thing and they both broke up, fit right in. But we met for dinner, talked about life and music, and he promised to send me instrumentals to write whenever inspiration arose“, explained a few days ago the English soloist.

“Eventually he flew to the UK and we recorded everything in a week by the sea. HIt’s been the most incredible process and an album that I’m very proud of. Thank you Aaron and Jon for the hard work and dedication you put into this project, and for bringing out a side of me that I had silenced for so long. And of course, thanks to Swizzle, as always, you are super x”, concluded the musician.

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