Ed Sheeran confirms that the next album he will release will not be similar to Divide. The 26-year-old singer also said that his upcoming project will be more personal.
During a recent interview, Sheeran admitted that he does not mind if his upcoming album will not be as successful as 2017's Divide. The singer's main priority at the moment is to control his fall because he understands that he will not always be at the top.
"The next record that I'm making is not a pop album. The reason it's not a pop album is people expect you to come and the next album they're going to be like 'it has to be bigger than 'Shape of You' and it has to sell more than this,' but if I control it and go 'here's a lo-fi record that I really [expletive] love,' my fans are gonna be like 'Yay!' and the pop world are gonna be like 'oh well, maybe the next one,'" said Sheeran.
Sheeran added that if his upcoming album will not be as popular as Divide, it will still not be a failure because the project is not meant to overthrow his previous one. He acknowledged the fact that this move may not sit well with his record label.
Some of the songs featured in Divide are "Eraser," "Castle on the Hill," "Perfect," "Galway Girl," "Hearts Don't Break Around Here," "Supermarket Flowers," "How Would You Feel," and more.
Ed Sheeran's Body Image Struggles
Other than defending his upcoming record, Sheeran also talked about his previous struggles with his body image. In the past, Sheeran used to compare himself to Justin Bieber as well as the members of One Direction. All of them have toned physiques.
Over the years, Sheeran has realized that his fans could care less about the way he looks because they did not buy his records based on his appearance. Sheeran has also learned how to eat better and he regularly exercises.
He even lost 50 pounds after he stopped drinking beer. However, he changed his lifestyle for his health alone, and not for vanity reasons.
"Eat what you want and exercise every day. It doesn't have to be a lot. Just a little bit, and keep your metabolism up, and then you can eat what you want," said Sheeran.