Ed Sheeran has released two new songs from his latest work, No. 6 Collaborations Project, which is set to come out on July 12.
The two singles are Blow, which features Chris Stapleton and Bruno Mars, and Best Part of Me, a collaboration with West Memphis native singer Yebba Smith. While the former is a lively pop-rock mixture, the latter is a romantic ballad perfect for a slow-dance between two lovers.
The English singer and songwriter said: “I loved making both records. Yebba is phenomenal, she’s onto massive things. Bruno, Chris and I had a lot of fun recording. Play them loud, tell your mates, enjoy.”
Ed Sheeran announced the complete tracklist of the new album with an Instagram post back in June, and he further explained the nature and the origin of this work, a collection of collaborations with over 20 artists he had wanted to make for quite a while.
He said: “Before I was signed in 2011, I made an EP called ‘No.5 Collaborations Project.’ Since then, I’ve always wanted to do another, so I started No.6 on my laptop when I was on tour last year. I’m a huge fan of all the artists I’ve collaborated with and it’s been a lot of fun to make”
The first single released from the album was “I Don’t Care” featuring Justin Bieber, which has already been crowned as one of the most popular songs of the summer. “Cross Me” featuring Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock and “Beautiful People” with Khalid were respectively the second and the third pieces to be made available in the last couple of weeks.
Here are the full tracklist and all the names of the artists who have given their contribution to Ed Sheeran’s new amazing work.
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Thanks to all the amazing artists I’ve worked with on this record for sharing your talent with me. No.6 Collaborations Project comes out on July 12, hope you like it as much as I do @travisscott @thegr8khalid @camila_cabello @iamcardib @chancetherapper @pnbrock @stormzy @yebbasmith @justinbieber @eminem @50cent @thuggerthugger1 @theuglygram @ellamai @paulolondra @santandave @hermusicofficial @meekmill @artisthbtl @skrillex @brunomars @chrisstapleton
Ed Sheeran, whose last published album was “Divide” in 2017, is currently busy with his European tour, an absolute success in terms of public and critics.
No.6 Collaboration Project is available for Pre-Order here.