Ed Sheeran’s upcoming third studio album, ÷, comes out at the end of this week. But we’re kicking the week off with one more new song from that album: a live version of “Eraser.” He performed the song as part of SBTV’s 10 year anniversary series. This version of “Eraser” is extended, exceeding 5 minutes in contrast to the album version’s 3:47.
“Eraser” covers a long list of Ed’s beliefs, wishes, and regrets. He wishes he’d never tried drugs in the first place, and that he didn’t like the way they make him feel. He believes money is the root of evil, ironic given his highly profitable career. Ed talks about finding love with a compatible sign, losing weight to fit the pop idol mold, and wishing his family health and prosperity. That’s a lot of lyrics for such a short song, and Ed fits them in by rapping the verses over acoustic guitar.
Check out the extended live version of “Eraser” below:
With ÷ only a few days away, fans now have four songs to enjoy as we count down until Friday. Ed’s first two singles, “Castle On The Hill” and “Shape Of You,” have been all over radio. He also shared a live version of “How Would You Feel (Paean)” earlier this month.
You can pre-order ÷ on iTunes now and get instant downloads of the three above songs. We’ll have to wait until Friday for “Eraser,” though. Keep checking back here for all the latest Ed Sheeran music news.