REVIEW: Ed Sheeran releases third studio album ÷

With nine singles in the top ten already, it was clear that Ed Sheeran's new album ÷ (pronounced Divide) was not going to disappoint.

Monday, 27th March 2017, 1:06 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 9:27 pm
Ed Sheeran

And disappoint it did not.

This is Ed's third studio album and has already become of the most significant global album releases of 2017.

It seems the 25-year-old Suffolk native really can do no wrong and is in his finest form yet.

The genre-defying LP is the result of an artist who consistently pushes himself in new directions, uncovering fresh musical ground using a seemingly limitless musical vocabulary.

Drawing inspiration from a host of personal experiences and subjects, Ed takes you through a hugely personal journey, be that reflecting on past relationships, family memories, his musical career or his time off travelling the world in 2016.

Musically ÷ is an array of beautifully orchestrated and emotive ballads, impassioned raps laid over hip hop beats, timeless acoustic guitar masterpieces and innovative, idosyncratic pop music.

÷ is out now on Asylum/Atlantic Records.