Ed Sheeran Releases New Single “Bad Habits” Alongside Haunting Music Video

Videos by American Songwriter

Videos by American Songwriter

Ed Sheeran’s new single “Bad Habits” is out now (dropped June 25) and already garnering major praise. The single is a little different from the typical tunes Sheeran usually releases, as he’s left his guitar behind for a more catchy, pop sound. This song is definitely one that will lead a crowd to the dance floor, singing along with the chorus.

This single may mark a new era for Sheeran, one where he shows that he isn’t just a chill acoustic artist, but can wear many hats in the music world.

In a video discussing the premiere on the Zach Sang Show, Sheeran shares the inspiration behind the new single. The lyrics are a reflection on his bad habits in the past, like constant drinking and partying, and how those nights brought out a darker side of him. The song captures Sheeran’s desire to be fully present as a new father, and leave the bad habits behind.

The single, dropped with Freenjoy and Atlantic Records, was released alongside a captivating music video. Sixteen hours after its debut, Sheeran’s visual masterpiece was already viewed over five million times. In the video, a vampiric Sheeran sports a pink suit and glittery eyes as he flies through a city at night. In an urban jungle full of other monster-like characters, the video almost seems like a dark twist on Twilight and The Joker.

Watch Ed Sheeran’s music video for “Bad Habits” below.

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