We may finally have a firm release date for Ed Sheeran's eagerly anticipated second album. The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter posted a cryptic note to fans early Thursday morning (March 20) that seems to hint that he's about to blow up our spring.
7/4/14— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) March 20, 2014
It was unclear at press time if that was the date for the album's first single or for the full release, but either way it means new Ed music, so that's something.
In addition to that news, Sheerios were psyched to find out on Wednesday that Ed will appear on "Saturday Night Live" on April 12 as the musical guest alongside host Seth Rogen. He also promised to play some new music on the broadcast.
Back in December, Sheeran told MTV News that after spending much of the year touring with pal Taylor Swift, he was excited about what an [article id="1718412"]"energetic" hand[/article] she lent to the recording process.
"Whenever I finished a song, I'd send it to her to get her opinion," he said. "She's heard all the songs and she's a good judge of what's good or not good." Sheeran hasn't released a track list for the album yet, but he did unveil the new song "Tenerife Sea" in October during a show at Madison Square Garden.
He also recently showed Ryan Seacrest some new ink he got on his arm, a teddy bear tattoo on his bicep and one that read "Blood Stream," which is the name of a song on the as-yet-untitled release that he said he'd written about "120 songs" for. A spokesperson for Sheeran could not be reached for comment to confirm the album's release date.
And, as awesome as it was, we're pretty sure that his unplugged version of [article id="1723563"]Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love"[/article] won't make it onto the album.