- Ed Sheeran recently surprised his global contingent of fans as he dropped a brand-new track
- The singer-songwriter had been taking a hiatus when he spontaneously announced the release of the new song Afterglow
- Sheeran revealed online that he was still on his break and that Afterglow was a standalone song and not part of an album
Ed Sheeran is responsible for the latest surprise of 2020 as he recently dropped a new single just in time for the holiday season.
The world-famous singer-songwriter has been on hiatus so none of Sheeran's die-hard fans had been expecting the release of the new track.
The song is called Afterglow and Ed opened up on his Instagram account, @teddysphotos, with a short explanation of its release.
Ed explained that he had written the song in 2019 but that the time was right for it to be released presently.
The star also wrote that Afterglow was a standalone song, that it was not part of a new album and that it did not indicate a new album coming out soon. Sheeran simply stated that he wanted fans to have a happy festive season.
It's no secret that 2020 has been a difficult time for people all around the globe and Ed and his wife have been constantly doing what they can for charitable organisations in order to make the burden a little lighter.
He and his wife, Cherry Seaborn, welcomed their first child together earlier this year. The couple's daughter was named Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran and Ed wrote in his caption that he needed to get back to parenting in "dad land".
Ed's caption read:
"Hey guys. Afterglow is a song I wrote last year that I wanted to release for you. 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"
In previous celebrity-related news, Briefly.co.za reported on when Cardi B recently wore an outfit designed by local fashion guru and designer Gert-Johan Coetzee to celebrate her hubby Offset's birthday.
The South African designer posted the news to his Instagram and added photos of the world-famous rapper wearing his designs.
The beaded outfit consisted of a long skirt and corset in shades of brown that Cardi paired with brown heels and hair past her waist.
Cardi B looked like she was partying up a storm and was photographed in the design as she was enjoying the celebrations.
Gert-Johan Coetzee wrote on his Instagram posts:
"The amazing Cardi B @iamcardib in a beaded Gert-Johan Coetzee skirt and corset at @offsetyrn 's birthday. Styled by @kollincarter Photo by @princedaphotographer"
The local designer also tagged the celebrity stylist in his caption and the photographer who captured the major moments.
In previous Cardi B-related news, Briefly.co.za also reported on the rapper buying Offset a new Lamborghini for his birthday and freaking out after the gift was revealed.
Offset recently turned 29 and his wife Cardi B made sure to make the celebration a memorable one for him as she gifted him a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster.
In the video on Offset's page, the WAP singer blindfolded her husband as she walked him to his huge birthday gift. Surrounded by friends and family, the singer took his wife's lead and as soon as they got to the car, Cardi B uncovered his face.
The moment Offset spotted the bronze-coloured car, he was dumbfounded for a little while, and then suddenly let out a scream in excitement for his birthday gift. According to online reports, a Lambo Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster costs a whopping sum of $600k (R8 million).
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