Ed Sheeran Shares 'x' Track List
Now that lead single "Sing" has reached the masses, Ed Sheeran is dishing out more details of his upcoming sophomore album, "x." On Wednesday morning (Apr. 9), the U.K. singer (and latest Billboard cover star) shared the standard and deluxe track listings to his new full-length, and revealed that the pre-order for the set will go up on Friday.
The 12-song standard edition, which was posted on Sheeran's Instagram, has "Sing" as the third track, and lots of one-word titles ("Runaway," "One," "Don't," "Photo," etc.). There's a song called "The Man" that probably isn't an Aloe Blacc cover… but that would be sort of fascinating, wouldn't it?
On Twitter, Sheeran added, "There is also a deluxe album with 4 extra tracks. Those are - Take it back, Even my dad does sometimes, Shirtsleeves and I see fire x." "I See Fire" was previously released on the soundtrack to "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" last year.
"Sing," produced by Pharrell Williams, will likely debut on next week's Hot 100 chart, and was influenced by Justin Timberlake. "It was pretty close to a direct inspiration," he tells Billboard. "I love 'Justified' and 'FutureSex/LoveSounds, so I took inspiration from those."
For more on the follow-up to Sheeran's "+" album -- including "Don't," which was co-produced by Benny Blanco and Rick Rubin -- and the singer-songwriter's unlikely status as a sex symbol, check out Billboard's latest cover story.
Ed Sheeran's "x" Track List:
10. The Man
11. Thinking Out Loud
12. Afire Love
13. Take It Back
14. Even My Dad Does Sometimes
16. I See Fire