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All those cryptic tweets from Ed Sheeran led to him dropping two new singles this morning

“Cause I’ve been away for a bit here’s two singles rather than one”

NEARLY A MONTH ago, Ed Sheeran broke a year-long social media blackout by posting a light blue rectangle to his adoring fans.

“What did it mean?” we all asked. Was he painting the gaff and needing advice on particular shades?

Further evidence came in the new year, when some lyric GIFs were tweeted on that same blue background

eddie Source: Twitter

Along with another:

6th January 5am GMT | midnight ET x


Well, it’s January 6th… and he’s delivered on his promise of new music.

This morning he dropped two new singles.

Castle On The Hill

Source: Ed Sheeran/YouTube


Shape Of You

Source: Ed Sheeran/YouTube

The official lyric videos have been on YouTube for about two hours, and have already received 500,000 views each.

Ed tweeted:

Cause I’ve been away for a bit here’s two singles rather than one – Castle On The Hill & Shape Of You

And they’re going down fairly well

For Ed Sheeran fans, Christmas has come just a little bit later

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