As part of the preparations for the release of his new studio album, Ed Sheeran has presented his fans with a new preview with the single entitled “Shivers”, which comes with a more typical sound in the singer’s career (as opposed to ‘ Bad Habits’) with a new surrealist video directed by Dave Meyers.
Including an obvious tribute to his friend, musical legend Elton John, Sheeran presents a story in which he meets a woman in a coffee shop, played by actress AnnaSophia Robb, with whom he walks through a series of mind-blowing scenarios, including a moving train and a street fight.
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Through his social networks, Sheeran revealed that this song was written on a rented farm in the Suffolk region after finishing the “Divide” tour, where he set up a recording studio for a couple of weeks and “see what happened”.
“It was written over the course of 3 days which was very different for me, but I felt it was very special to misunderstand it. It was originally supposed to be the first single but I didn’t see a world where ‘Bad Habits’ existed and it didn’t come out in the summer. ‘Shivers’ always felt more autumnal, ”Sheeran commented on the nature of the song.
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“Shivers” is the third single that Ed Sheeran has presented from his fifth studio album, which has been called “=” (Equals), preparing for its release on October 29th. Following the surprising radio hit “Bad Habits” a few months ago, the singer performed the emotional song “Visiting Hours,” which was composed in tribute to his late friend and mentor Michael Gudinski.