Is there new Ed Sheeran music coming at the end of June? If his Instagram account is anything to go by, then the answer is yes. Early Thursday morning, Sheeran posted a teaser video simply captioned “25th June” with him on guitar.
More surprising was the appearance of “Friends” star Courteney Cox, who plays piano in the short instrumental clip and is also tagged in the video.
A source explains that Sheeran, who has written with Cox’s fiancé Johnny McDaid, and Cox are, well, friends. “He generally stays with her when he comes to L.A.,” says the insider. “They recently posted a clip of them doing the Ross-Monica Geller dance from ‘Friends.’ Ed introduced Courteney to Johnny.”
Sheeran flew to Australia earlier this year to mourn the death — and celebrate the life — of industry veteran Michael Gudinski, who died in March. He wrote a new life-and-death-themed ballad for the occasion, “Visiting Hours,” which he debuted on the widely seen telecast.
Before that, the “Shape of You” singer and new dad treated fans to a surprise track titled “Afterglow” — his first new song in over a year. But he stated clearly, “It’s not the first single from the next album, it’s just a song I love, and hope you love too. Enjoy! Have a safe and happy festive break and New Year’s. Back to dad land for me now, ciao x.”
He was also named the U.K.’s most-streamed British artist of 2020. Sheeran has also dabbled in acting in recent years, playing himself in Danny Boyle’s hit film “Yesterday” and scoring a cameo on “Game of Thrones.”
See his post below: