Ed Sheeran is once again acting like a one-man publicist for Taylor Swift. Ed recently spoke to the BBC and they got into the topic of Taylor’s next album. Taylor’s last album, 1989 (aka the match that ignited her feud with Katy Perry) was released in October of 2014. That’s almost two and a half years ago. According to Ed, Taylor Swift’s sixth album will drop in 2017. He knows this because his album ÷ (yes, that’s really the title) is releasing this week, and he’d kind of like it to get some attention before Taylor comes in with her album and the music industry becomes The Taylor Swift Show again.
“I think this year is going to be the high point. I have a feeling about it. Seventeen is my lucky number, and everyone I was scared of releasing of albums around me released them all last year. Taylor [Swift] isn’t going to be releasing until probably the end of this year – Christmas is the smartest time to release because that’s when everyone buys records. So I’ve got a full year of just all Ed, all the time.”
Ed is in so much goddamn trouble. Now that everyone knows Taylor has an album coming out, Tom Hiddleston, Calvin Harris, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Frank Ocean, election haters, and everyone else who has dared to hurt the feelings of dear sweet Taylor over the past two and a half years can start preparing their clap backs to her victim tunes. If they already have responses ready to drop 0.3 seconds after her album, that means she can’t drag out the drama for the better part of a year. She’ll only be able to drag it out for like, two, maybe three months. Tragic!