Monday 22 October 2018

Ed Sheeran reveals new details about his next album - and claims he doesn't care if it flops

Musician Ed Sheeran and his fiancée Cherry Seaborn at the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Aston Villa at Portman Road on April 21, 2018 in Ipswich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
Musician Ed Sheeran and his fiancée Cherry Seaborn at the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Aston Villa at Portman Road on April 21, 2018 in Ipswich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
Ed Sheeran has revealed details of his upcoming album (Ian West/PA)
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Keiran Southern

Ed Sheeran has revealed new details about his next album - and claims he does not care if it flops.

The 27-year-old's last album Divide was a huge worldwide success but in an interview with the Sunday Mirror newspaper, the singer-songwriter signalled a change of direction for his next LP.

He said it will not be a pop album and claimed he was not worried about sales.

He told the newspaper: "The next record I'm making isn't a pop album and the reason is people expect the next album to be bigger.

"If I control it and say: 'Here's a low-flying record I f****** love,' then my fans will be like, 'Yay!' and the pop world will be like, 'Well, maybe the next one'.

"No one will say, 'That's a flop.' It'll just be, 'That's what he wanted to do.'

"If it does two million, one million or 500,000, it's not a failure because I made an album where I'm not trying to get there."

Sheeran released Divide last year, which included the singles Shape Of You, Castle On The Hill and Perfect.

The British star was named the world's best-selling recording artist of 2017 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.

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