The 25-year-old posted a photo to his social media accounts Wednesday morning, sharing the list of 12 songs under the title of his new album, ÷, pronounced “Divide,” which follows 2011’s + (“Addition”) and 2014’s x (“Multiply”) . The tunes he shared last week, “Shape of You” and “Castle on the Hill,” are both included.
This album follows Sheeran’s two-year hiatus from releasing his own music and a several months-long social media break. Last week, after his official return, he said via a statement that he was “absolutely buzzing” to be back. (Judging by the 13 million streams those first two songs accrued on Spotify in 24 hours, fans are just as thrilled.)
Early Thursday morning, Sheeran revealed that the album’s release date in a post shared across his social media.
“÷ out 3rd March. Pre-order will go live at midnight in your country x,” he wrote.