Ed Sheeran has dropped his new single, ‘Eyes Closed’ – watch

It is taking from Ed's upcoming album '-' (Subtract) which will arrive on 5th May.
Photo credit: Annie Leibovitz

Ed Sheeran has released his new single ‘Eyes Closed’, alongside a video for the track.

It’s taken from Ed’s upcoming album ‘-‘ (Subtract), which will arrive on 5th May. He wrote and recorded the fourteen-track record with Aaron Dessner in February last year.

Speaking of the new song and the video, Ed says: “This song is about losing someone, feeling like every time you go out and you expect to just bump into them, and everything just reminds you of them and the things you did together. You sorta have to take yourself out of reality sometimes to numb the pain of loss, but certain things just bring you right back into it.

When I was thinking of concepts for the Eyes Closed music video, I wanted to make a video inspired by movies like Harvey, where the main character has an imaginary friend who’s a giant rabbit that no one can see. There’s also a book I read my daughters where sadness is encapsulated by an imaginary creature. Often sadness is something that follows you around, engulfing the rooms you’re in, and you can feel and see it, but no one else around you can. So I decided to create my own big blue monster for the video. He gets bigger and bigger as the video goes on, til he takes up whole rooms, and is all I can see, just like sadness.”

To support the release, a new documentary, ‘Ed Sheeran: The Sum Of It All’ will air on Disney+ from 3rd May. The four-parter will combine personal archive footage, interview and performances.

You can check out ‘Eyes Closed’ here:

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