Ed Sheeran has unveiled the name of his new single as well as the name of his second album on Friday, April 4th, “Sing” will be the first single from his upcoming new album, X and it will make its premiere with Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 this Monday at 7:30 p.m. U.K. time. The song will also be premiering in America with Z100 in New York premiering it at 4:00 p.m. EST on Monday.
Ed made the announcement on his Instagram page saying, “The first single from my new album is called ‘Sing’. The world exclusive first play will be on Zane Lowe’s show on BBC Radio 1 at 7:30 on Monday. Lots of other stuff happening this weekend leading up to it, so watch this space. #sing.”
On Twitter he added, “The song will go on sale Monday night in every single country except UK, Ireland, Germany and Australia, you guys have an EP in a month. Just the way that the countries radio’s work, but you’ll get a full EP of cool sh*t further down the line. Looking forward to releasing new music finally. Yay dot com forward slash yay.”
And if that wasn’t exciting enough, Ed also announced the name of his upcoming second album. “My 2nd album is called X or multiply’and will released on the 23rd of June worldwide. Can’t wait for you guys to hear it,” Ed tweeted.
Ed Sheeran previously announced a tour for the U.K. later this year with a Europe leg of that tour to follow after that. A U.S. tour is expected to happen sometime after that, although nothing has been confirmed. Ed will be coming to the U.S. this spring playing radio station concerts such as 102.7 KIIS-FM's Wango Tango in Los Angeles, CA and 101.3 KDWB's Star Party in Minneapolis, MN, among others.