To celebrate the news that a new album is coming quickly, Ed Sheeran released a new single this morning featuring Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock called “Cross Me”.
You can listen to the banger here.
To me this sounds like the perfect combination of old school Ed with this skippy beats to where he’s almost rapping instead of singing, mixed with his newer and modern pop vibes as found in his recent singles like “Shape of You”.
Ed Sheeran announced early Thursday morning that he’s releasing a new album on July 12, however this time around it won’t just be songs by him.
His newest album, No. 6 Collaborations Project is a follow-up to his 2011 EP, No. 5 Collaborations Project where every song is a duet with a different artist of some sort.
“I’ve always wanted to do another, so I started No.6 on my laptop when I was on tour last year,” Sheeran explained in an Instagram message. “I’m a huge fan of all the artists I’ve collaborated with and it’s been a lot of fun to make.”
The collection of collabs became available for pre-order as of midnight last night, so it’s not too late to put in your request early.
Earlier this month, he debuted “I Don’t Care” with Justin Bieber, which has already been tearing up charts.
News of the new music is very exciting for fans, as Sheeran’s most recent album ÷ was released back in 2017, which tracks from the album being released as singles well into 2018 as well.
The singer hasn’t revealed the full list of collaborators, which we can make assumptions, on No. 6 but shared the track list:
2. “South of the Border”
3. “Cross Me” ft. Chance the Rapper & PnB Rock
4. “Take Me Back to London”
5. “Best Part of Me”
6. “I Don’t Care” with Justin Bieber
8. “Remember the Name”
10. “Put It All on Me”
11. “Nothing on You”
12. “I Don’t Want Your Money”
13. “1000 Nights”
14. “Way to Break My Heart”
My predictions for collaborators include Liam Payne from One Direction, as they were recently posting pictures in a recording studio together, and Liam’s former bandmate Niall Horan, with whom is very close friends with Sheeran. Otherwise I have a hunch we can see a duet with Shawn Mendes on there too.
If “Cross Me” and “I Don’t Care” are any glimpse into what the new collaborations album has in store, I’m sure it will provide us with the most perfect mixture of summer anthems that will be on our playlists nonstop. This new Ed Sheeran sound is dare I say, happier.
July 12th can’t come fast enough, because I need more of his new music!
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