Ed Sheeran is back showing off some bad habits.
The 30-year-old singer released his new single “Bad Habits” on Friday at midnight along with an accompanying music video showing the crooner “Shape of You” embracing a more edgy, bloodthirsty look.
In the video, Sheeran takes on the role of a preppy vampire, complete with a bright pink suit jacket, glitzy dark eye make-up, and some pointy chompers. The video follows Sheeran and his fellow vampires wreaking havoc in a mall.
“My bad habits lead to long nights that end alone,” Sheeran sings. “Conversations with a stranger I barely know / I swear this will be the last but it probably won’t / I have nothing more to lose or use or do”
On June 16, Sheeran teased the song’s release in an eerie short video that showed him sneaking up next to some vampire colleagues at night. In an Instagram reel on Wednesday, the singer gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at the music video as he prepared to shoot a scene that involved jumping from a high place.
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“I’m scared of heights and about to jump off a roof that I don’t really know how I was persuaded to find, but here we are,” he said.
“Bad Habits” was praised on Twitter and many users praised the singer’s looks.
“Yow, Vampire-Era Ed Sheeran is HOT HOT!” wrote @minyoongivi.
“ED WAS BORN TO BE A VAMPIRE” wrote @clausosaD.
“Vampire ed Sheeran in a pink suit,” @goldendamchu wrote. “Yes”
“Bad Habits” is Sheeran’s first new song since his surprising release of “Afterglow” in late December. The singer called “Afterglow” a “Christmas present” and said the song was off his upcoming album.
In September, Sheeran announced on Instagram that he and his wife, Cherry Seaborn, had welcomed a baby girl, Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran. The couple have known each other since childhood and went to high school together.
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Contributor: Hannah Yasharoff