Ed Sheeran is back with the release of a new single and music video, Bad Habits.
The video features him as a vampire character with a blonde hairdo and fangs. According to the press release from Atlantic Records and PEOPLE, the video serves as “a metaphor for our own vices.”
Sheeran said in a statement that it “Feels great to be back with my new single. I wanted the video for ‘Bad Habits’ to play on the nature of habits in a fantastical way so I decided on vampires. It was mega fun getting into character except for the heights (that wasn’t so fun). Enjoy x.”
This is the singer-songwriter’s first release since 2019.
His last project was a Grammy-nominated album titled, No. 6 Collaborations Project, which featured artists such as Justin Bieber, Camila Cabello, Travis Scott, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Cardi B.
The Bad Habits single comes after Sheeran announced he was taking a break from music and social media in December 2019.
“Hello all. Gonna go on another break again,” Sheeran told fans at the time. “The Divide era and tour changed my life in so many ways, but now it’s all over it’s time to go out and see some more of the world.”
Along with the new song, the Shape of You singer also teased a forthcoming new album.
“I’ll be back online with the 4th installment in the series later this year, until then xx,” He wrote.
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