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Ed Sheeran Releases 'Bad Habits' Single: Stream It Now

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Ed Sheeran regrets the decisions he makes due to his "Bad Habits," the pop superstar's new single that he released on Friday (June 25).

Sheeran has been promoting the first single of his yet-untitled fifth studio album, which features the English singer-turned-glampire wearing a hot-pink suit, razor-sharp fangs, glittery bruise eyeshadow and spiky hair on the cover artwork. The song is the Grammy-winning artist's first official release since his 2019 album No. 6 Collaborations Project, which topped the Billboard 200.

"Bad Habits" appears to chronicle his regrets about poor choices made late at night, singing over a bass-heavy beat, "My bad habits lead to late nights, endin' alone/ Conversations with a stranger I barely know/ Swearin' this will be the last but it probably won't/ I got nothin' left to lose, or use, or do/ My bad habits lead to wide eyes starin' at space/ And I know I'll lose control of the things that I say/ I was lookin' for a way out, now I can't escape/ Nothin' happens after two, it's true, it's true, my bad habits lead to you."

He'll treat fans to the television debut performance of "Bad Habits" on The Late Late Show next week during his week-long residency on the late night TV program. Sheeran also promised to perform the new song when he plays live from Ipswich Town’s Portman Road football stadium in Suffolk, England on Friday for TikTok’s UEFA Euro 2020 show.

Watch the official music video for "Bad Habits" below.