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Ed Sheeran returns as a vampire in 'Bad Habits', fans say he saved '2021 music industry'

Ed Sheeran reflects on his bad habits in the new song, including late-night partying, being an alcoholic and how it all affects him
UPDATED JUN 25, 2021
Ed Sheeran in 'Bad Habits' (Youube@edsheeran)
Ed Sheeran in 'Bad Habits' (Youube@edsheeran)

Ed Sheeran, who last dropped a single called ‘Afterglow’ in December 2020, vanished from the scene until he teased his brand new single ‘Bad Habits’ in May 2021. And, it won’t be wrong to say he has made quite a comeback as he was all rage on Twitter the moment he dropped the song on June 25.

The multiple award-winning crooner upgraded his looks for the new single as he accompanied the track with stunning visuals. The 30-year-old singer-songwriter channeled his dark side as he hit the streets as a vampire. His spiked hair teamed up with razor-sharp fangs and a colorful outfit soon became the hot gossip on the micro-blogging site. Speaking of new music, Tyler, The Creator dropped his sixth album whereas, Doja Cat too released her third full-length project called ‘Planet Her.’ Saweetie’s debut album called ‘Pretty B*tch Music’ was also about to clash with the aforementioned but she decided to shelve it.

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Ed Sheeran reflects on his dark side in ‘Bad Habits’

In his brand new single, as the name suggests, Sheeran reflects on his bad habits including late-night partying, being an alcoholic and how it all affects him despite how good his intentions might be. Sheeran opens the song with the verse, “Every time you come around, you know I can't say no/ Every time the sun goes down, I let you take control/ I can feel the paradise before my world implodes/ And tonight I had something wonderful.”

He then quickly slips into the chorus singing, “My bad habits lead to late nights, endin' alone/ Conversations with a stranger I barely know/ Swearin' this will be the last but it probably won't/ I got nothin' left to lose, or use, or do/ My bad habits lead to wide eyes stare into space/ And I know I'll lose control of the things that I say/ Yeah, I was lookin' for a way out, now I can't escape/ Nothin' happens aftеr two, it's true, it's true/ My bad habits lead to you.” You can listen to his new release here. If we talk about his last release, ‘Afterglow’, the song was his first single release in more than 18 months and it peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart.



‘Is there anything this man doesn't do well?’

Sheeran, who enjoys a massive fan following across the world, was trending heavily on Twitter moments after he released his new single. Many fans were left thrilled with his new look and the unique concept of the video. One user stated, “Ed Sheeran's bad habits is a bop!!” Another posted, “BABY saving 2021 music industry we love to see it stream bad habits or I'm kicking yalls asses.”
The next one posted, “If bad habits led to creations like these, I could do with a few bad habits myself. Thankyou.” One user tweeted, “Ed Sheeran released afterglow and i was like oh my god my bestie is back and then he released bad habits and now i’m just sad again.” Another posted, “The people who hate Ed Sheeran are going to be DYING when Bad Habits it's everywhere.” One noted, “Ugh I said I wouldn’t like Ed Sheeran after he won THAT Grammy but Bad Habits is actually pretty good.” Another chimed in, “Bad habits is incredible, tremendous jewel that Ed gave us. Is there anything this man doesn't do well? Ed superior, thanks for everything, we love u.”