Ed Sheeran has announced that he will release the last album of his mathematical era, Subtract (–) on May 5th.
He said in a press release that the acoustic album was written shortly after he discovered his pregnant wife had a tumor and his best friend died suddenly.
The singer explained, “As an artist I didn’t feel like I could credibly put a body of work into the world that didn’t accurately represent where I am and how I need to express myself at this point in my life. This album is purely that. It’s opening the trapdoor into my soul. For the first time I’m not trying to craft an album people will like, I’m merely putting something out that’s honest and true to where I am in my adult life.”
Subtract (–) is currently available for pre-order.