The Sum Of It All premieres May 3rd
Disney+ will release an Ed Sheeran four-part documentary series entitled The Sum Of It All on May 3rd. The pop star shared the news along with a trailer on Monday (Mar 20th), ahead of the album’s next single, “Eyes Closed,” due March 24th.
“I’ve always been guarded of my personal life; the only documentary I’ve ever made has been one that focused on my songwriting. Disney approached me to make a four-part documentary on the making of my next album Subtract,” Sheeran states.
“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. I wanted to provide context to the album as it touches on very personal things, that we all experience.
“I knew if I made a documentary, I would want to put my trust in the hands of the director, so it wouldn’t be sculpted by me, and was actually an accurate reflection of who I am, even if it’s uncomfortable to watch. The team at Fulwell Productions have done a fantastic job of that.
“I hope you guys connect with this 4-part series, The Sum Of It All, streaming May 3rd Disney Plus.”
Sheeran is set to release his fifth studio album, – (Subtract), on May 5th via Atlantic Records. The acoustic album will conclude his mathematic album era that began more than ten years ago with + (Plus). The Irish pop star co-produced and co-wrote the album with The National’s Aaron Dessner.
The project will be released on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe CD, LP, Deluxe LP, cassette and digital. The deluxe album includes nine bonus tracks, five of which are exclusive to the deluxe album format. The tracks will not be made available anywhere else. Four of the exclusive tracks are included on both the vinyl and CD discs with the fifth being contained within an exclusive artworked postcard flexi-disc.
The Limited Edition Deluxe double LP release features a beautiful heavyweight trifold outer sleeve with embossing and spot gloss, as well as a set of seven double sided 12-inch art prints exclusive to the deluxe album. It also includes a CD copy and inner sleeve artwork includes full album lyrics and credits.
Sheeran will also play a “mini tour” to launch the album and will be the only UK and European shows the English star plays this year. Sheeran will play Manchester on March 23rd with stops at London’s O2 arena for two nights, Glasgow and Dublin before wrapping in Paris on April 2nd.
Sheeran will follow the trek with a North American run of dates that kicks off May 6th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Houston, Tampa, Atlanta, Nashville, Detroit, Denver and others are also on the bill for North America. The tour wraps September 23rd with a performance at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.