Here’s that new music Ed Sheeran promised

Ed Sheeran sent the internet into overdrive at the very start of 2017, promising new music. And here it is.

Not just one, but two new Ed Sheeran tracks have made their way online. Having tweeted to say that new music was underway, Sheeran has surprised everyone with the double release of Castle On The Hill and Shape Of You. Revealing the tracks at 5AM today, he said it’s because he has “been away for a bit”.

Both tracks will appear on his new album, ÷ (Divide), another nod to his love of maths following + (Plus) and x (Multiply).

Turns out his new album was written on a ship too, which is something.

Here are the biggest tracks of 2017 so far:

Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill [Official Lyric Video]

Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You [Official Lyric Video]

No Ed Sheeran live dates just yet, but we’d image it won’t be long until there are. Add him to your favourites on to be the first in the know.