Ed Sheeran song ‘Afterglow’ released 10 days after Taylor Swift album ‘evermore’


Taylor Swift, 31, of Nashville, Tennessee, United States released two albums in 2020. Republic Records released her ninth studio album titled “evermore” on December 11, 2020.

On December 21, 2020, Swift’s friend Ed Sheeran, 29, of England, United Kingdom released a new song. The English singer and songwriter surprised his fans by releasing “Afterglow.”

Sheeran wrote “Afterglow” in 2019 with David Hodges, 42, and Fred Gibson, 26, who is professionally known as Fred Again. It is not the first single from Sheeran’s next album.


Asylum Records and Atlantic Records released all of Sheeran’s first four studio albums. The standard edition of his debut studio album titled “+,” which was released on September 9, 2011, has 12 tracks including “Lego House” and “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You.”

Released on June 23, 2014, Sheeran’s second studio album is titled “x.” Its standard edition also has 12 tracks including “Don’t,” “Photograph” and “Thinking Out Loud.”

Sheeran’s third studio album titled “÷” was released on March 3, 2017. Among the 12 tracks in its standard edition are “Shape of You,” “Castle on the Hill” and “Perfect.”

Titled “No.6 Collaborations Project,” Sheeran’s fourth studio album was released on July 2, 2019. It has 15 collaboration songs including “Remember the Name” featuring Eminem and 50 Cent, “I Don’t Care” featuring Justin Bieber and “Beautiful People” featuring Khalid.

During the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Sheeran went on hiatus and enjoyed his time as a first time father. There are still no details about his fifth studio album.

On September 1, 2020, Sheeran’s wife Cherry Seaborn, 28, gave birth to their daughter Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. Meanwhile, here is a video of his “Afterglow” performance:

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