A documentary about Ed Sheeran’s rise to stardom and the driving forces behind his music – both joyous and heartbreaking – is coming soon.
The singer has announced the four-part docuseries, called Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All, will be released May 3 on Disney+, coinciding with the release of his new album “-” (“Subtract”) which will be out May 5.
“I’ve always been very guarded in my personal and private life; the only documentary I’ve ever made has been one that focused on my songwriting,” he shares on social media.
“Disney approached my to make a four-part documentary on the making of my next album Subtract. Initially the documentary was just that, a documentary on the formation of an album. But, as my life took a few twists and turns, the subject matter of the album changed, and so did the documentary. It became something completely different to what I thought it would be.”
The announcement was accompanied by a trailer sharing footage of Ed playing the violin as a child, performing on stage as an adult, describing the heartache of losing his friend and mentor, Jamal Edwards, as well as learning of his wife, Cherry Seaborn’s tumour during pregnancy:
The trailer ends with Ed joking, “kissing, fireworks and Disney!”, reflecting the ups and downs of his journey.
Earlier this month, he opened up about how his “deepest, darkest thoughts” are reflected in his new album as he experienced the joys of fatherhood, the loss of Jamal and learning his wife Cherry Seaborn had developed a tumour during her second pregnancy.
“Writing songs is my therapy,” he said at the time.
“I felt like I was drowning head below the surface, looking up but not being able to break through for air.”
The Sum of It All is out on Disney+ May 3.
(Feature Image Credit: courtesy Disney+)