Ed Sheeran releases new single Bad Habits, unveils Dave Meyers-directed video

Ed Sheeran returns with an uptempo, summer-tinged track to head up his new album.

Ed Sheeran has released his new single Bad Habits and unveiled its accompanying Dave Meyers-directed music video. 

The uptempo, summer-tinged track was co-written and produced by Ed alongside longtime collaborators Johnny McDaid (Shape Of You) and FRED (No.6 Collaborations Project). 

The music video shows Ed as his "alter-ego" vampire character, sporting bleached-white hair and fangs as he goes out for a wild night. 

"Feels great to be back with my new single," Ed said. "I wanted the video for Bad Habits to play on the nature of habits in a fantastical way so I decided on vampires. It was mega fun getting into character except for the heights (that wasn’t so fun). Enjoy x”

Bad Habits follows last December's one-off release Afterglow, but marks his first official new music since 2019's No.6 Collaborations Project. The new single is expected to lead his new album, which Ed is currently recording. View Ed Sheeran's Official UK Chart history so far.

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