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Following the success of his recent single “Bad Habits,” English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has announced he’ll release a new album later this year titled "= (Equals)." To coincide with the reveal of his album plans, Sheeran has also shared the new track “Visiting Hours” and its accompanying performance video. Before announcing "Equals," he also revealed the album cover art, which can be viewed below. Press material accompanying the album’s release reveals that the song is about Sheeran dealing with the loss of his mentor and friend, Michael Gudinski. The singer-songwriter, whose last solo album was 2017’s "÷" (not counting his collaborative work "No.6 Collaborations Project" in 2019), has confirmed his new album will be released on October 29 via Asylum/Atlantic. “= (Equals) is a really personal record and one that means a lot to me,” said Ed Sheeran in a statement. “My life changed greatly over the past few years—I got married, became a father, experienced loss, and I reflect on these topics over the course of the album. I see it as my coming-of-age record, and I can’t wait to share this next chapter with you.” Sheeran is also scheduled to perform at the NFL 2021 Kickoff experience on Sept. 9, ahead of the start of the season.