Ed Sheeran just shared the first listen of his upcoming single "Eyes Closed," but he didn't just share an audio clip. Instead, Sheeran sat down at his piano and sang the chorus of the song at full voice and fans are already begging for more.
"So I'm dancing with my eyes closed/ Cause everywhere I look I still see you/ Time is moving so slow/ And I don't know what else that I can do/ So I'll keep dancing with my eyes closed," Sheeran sings in the TikTok. In the caption, the hitmaker revealed that the song will officially drop later this month on March 24th.
"Eyes Closed" will serve as the first single from his upcoming album Subtract, the final album in his mathematical album era. Sheeran announced its release on March 1st with an emotional diary entry that revealed some hardships he's seen over the past year. "I had been working on Subtract for a decade, trying to sculpt the perfect acoustic album, writing and recording hundreds of songs with a clear vision of what I thought it should be," Sheeran wrote in his diary. "Then at the start of 2022, a series of events changed my life, my mental health, and ultimately the way I viewed music and art."
Later in the journal entry, Sheeran revealed that his wife, Cherry Seaborn, was diagnosed with a tumor during her pregnancy. Sheeran went on to use these life events to give context to his new album, Subtract. "For the first time, I’m not trying to craft an album people will like, I’m merely putting something out that’s honest and true to where I am in my adult life."
Subtract will drop on Friday, May 5th.