Ed Sheeran returns to music with two brand new singles

Shape of You and Castle On The Hill are available to download and stream now.

Ed Sheeran has returned with two brand new singles.

Ed dropped new tracks Shape of You and Castle On The Hill this morning at 5am, with both now available to download on iTunes, as well as stream of Spotify and Apple Music. The revelation of both tracks comes after a mysterious campaign which saw Ed return to Twitter after a year-long absence.

Ed revealed when hosting the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show today (January 6) that Shape of You was originally wrote with Rihanna in mind, however he decided to keep the song for himself thinking that some of the lyrics may not fit with the Barbadian superstar.

Ed is of course no stranger to writing material for other artists; the Suffolk-born star put pen to paper for Major Lazer's Cold Water, and has written material for the likes of Jessie Ware and Robbie Williams.

Ed's second huge track Castle On The Hill is an anthemic, sure-to-be stadium favourite which references his hometown of Framlingham, and in particular Framlingham Castle. 

Ed's new singles headline a busy #NewMusicFriday for new releases, with new singles also coming from Kiesza, Snakehips and Afrojack. Click here to view them all.

Ed has so far achieved two Number 1 singles on the Official Albums Chart, as well as a pair of Number 1 albums on the Official Albums Chart. View his complete UK chart history in his Official Charts.com artist hub by clicking here.

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