Ed Sheeran teases bold new look ahead of new single 'Bad Habits' release

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Ed Sheeran performs on stage
Ed Sheeran performs on stage

Ed Sheeran has shared his staggering new vampiric look ahead of his musical return.

The 'Shape Of You' star has been taking time off away from the spotlight for the past four years, but has teased his return with a first look at his new music video.

The single, 'Bad Habits', will be released next week, and will be tied to a clip where he dresses up like a vampire.

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In the teaser, Sheeran can be seen leading a group of six men, all in Halloween gear as they walk in slow motion down the street.

The singer is front and centre and trades in his typical jeans and t-shirt style for a a tailored, hot pink suit, with his ginger hair spiked up and with black and glittery make-up over his eyes.

Sheeran has previously teased this will have a vampiric twist, with fangs becoming visible as he smiles.

Little is known about the upcoming single or its subsequent album, but it’s been assumed that it will be named ‘Minus’, completing the collection with his previous three albums, + (Plus), X (multiply) and ÷ (divide).

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'Bad Habits' will drop on 25 June, alongside the music video.

Ed Sheeran performs on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival (PA)
Ed Sheeran performs on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival (PA)

"Every time I’ve released a first single from an album I’ve been nervous about it because I’m like, 'Oh, I don’t know how this is going to go,' and I like that feeling,” Sheeran explained at BBC Radio One's Big Weekend at the end of May.

"I like the idea of putting something out and being like, 'I don’t know how people are going to feel about this'."

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While Sheeran hasn’t been touring or releasing solo singles, he’s definitely been keeping busy appearing on Eminem’s River in 2017, and releasing his No.6 Collaborations Project album in 2019.

He also featured in the Beatles-inspired movie Yesterday that same year.

In his personal life, Sheeran married his childhood sweetheart Cherry Seaborn in 2019, with the couple welcoming their daughter, Lyra Antarctica, in July 2020.

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