Ed Sheeran continues to tease the world ahead of his musical return this Friday (January 6).
Ed announced his return to social media after a year off early in December with a blue square, sparking plenty of debate between his fans about what it could mean.
The answer came on New Year's Day, when he followed up his tweet with confirmation that we could expect new music this coming Friday:
Hello 2017... pic.twitter.com/1UyjpgoFbo— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) January 1, 2017
Since then, he's posted a gif of a divide symbol (or an obelus if you want to get technical about it). Ed's first two hugely successful albums were named + (plus) and x (multiply), so surely it makes sense that this is the title of his third album?
6th January 5am GMT | midnight ET x pic.twitter.com/azkW2x2OBE— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) January 2, 2017
When I was six years old I broke my leg... pic.twitter.com/IDIoHf5h8b— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) January 3, 2017
We'll find out on Friday January 6, when whatever he is releasing will be out 5am in the UK and midnight in America.
Meanwhile, despite x being released in Summer 2014, the record still managed to be one of the 20 biggest albums of 2016. Check out the full Top 40 list here.