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Ed Sheeran ‘Equals’ Fan Review: Singer’s coming-of-age record is a ‘no skip album’

Ed Sheeran’s latest is a follow-up to his third album ‘Divide’ that was released in 2017 with hits like 'Castle on the Hill’ and ‘Shape of You’
Ed Sheeran has released his new album 'Equals' and fans are loving it (Photo by Instagram@teddysphotos)
Ed Sheeran has released his new album 'Equals' and fans are loving it (Photo by Instagram@teddysphotos)

After gifting his fans two early music videos, ‘Bad Habits’ and ‘Shivers’, from his new album ‘=’(Equals), Ed Sheeran finally dropped the full project on leading streaming platforms. The Brit crooner, who is currently in quarantine after getting diagnosed with Covid-19, released his fourth studio effort on Friday, October 29 and quickly broke the Internet.

Ed Sheeran’s latest is a follow-up to his record-breaking album ‘Divide’ which was released in 2017. The album delivered hits like ‘Castle on the Hill’ and ‘Shape of You’ allowing the singer-songwriter to win the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. The ‘Thinking Out Loud’ hitmaker was recently also spotted as a mega mentor on the singing reality show ‘The Voice’. His episode was shot before he got down with Covid-19 symptoms.


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Ed Sheeran drops new album ‘Equals’

Ed Sheeran’s new album is stacked with 14 tracks with no collaborations from other artistes. The singer’s latest album is dedicated to his family and he fondly sings about his wife Cherry Seaborn and his daughter Lyra. Just like the previously released numbers ‘Bad Habits’ and ‘Shivers’, the rest of the album too is heavy on pop music.

Speaking about ‘Equals’, Sheeran had earlier stated, “I started writing and recording this album in June 2017. It’s been a long, long process. I’ve been through love, loss, new life, grief, and everything in between during the whole period of writing it, and I feel like it’s really a coming of age record.” The 30-year-old crooner added, “I’ve never been more proud of a body of work, or more excited/nervous for you all to hear it.” You can listen to the full album here.





‘First Times’

‘Bad Habits’

‘Overpass Graffiti’

‘The Joker And The Queen’

‘Leave Your Life’



‘Stop The Rain’

‘Love In Slow Motion’

‘Visiting Hours’


‘Be Right Now’


‘The whole album does not have a skip song’

Social media users seemed more than elated after streaming Ed Sheeran’s ‘Equals’ as many dubbed it as a ‘no skip album’. “Finally I listened your new album, “equals”. I think it’s a masterpiece. Today I gonna listen your beautiful voice over and over again. Stay safe x”, said one fan as another shard, “Currently listening to it, and honestly, it’s so lovely. Particularly the songs for lyra. (And the joker and the queen, and 2step, and love in slow motion. Damn, can’t pick a favorite).”

The next one claimed, “He’s done it again. A no skips album. It’s different enough than the other ones yet it’s completely faithful to the kind of songwriter he is. @edsheeran I’m so happy i started listening to your music all these years ago. #Equals on repeat for a long time.”  On similar lines, another shared, “The whole Equals album by ed sheeran does not have a skip song. PERIOD.” One user added, “Ed Sheeran just released his new album Equals ‘=‘ and I’m gonna need a minimum of 16 business days to recover from it.” And, one concluded, “Thank you Ed for this masterpiece! I loved it from start to finish.”