Ed Sheeran announces he’s taking a break from music

He says it’s time to “live a little more”.

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Ed Sheeran has announced that he will be taking a break from his music after having been going “a bit non-stop since 2017”.

The singer-songwriter broke the news via Instagram on Christmas Eve. In his post, he wrote that he was going to use his time away from work and social media to focus on travelling, reading and writing. Read the full post below:


Sheeran declined to specify a date when he would return, instead saying, “I promise to be back with some new music when the time is right and I’ve lived a little more to actually have something to write about.”

This announcement comes a few months after the release of Sheeran’s No. 6 Collaborations Project in July, the follow-up to 2011’s No. 5 Collaborations Project. The album showcased a series of songs featuring notable artists like Bruno Mars, Eminem and Camila Cabello.

Meanwhile, Sheeran’s collaboration with Lowden guitars has resulted in a series of affordable, stripped-down acoustic guitars that deliver a good amount of bang for the buck. Read our full review of two of them here.

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