x (pronounced "multiply") is the second studio album by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran set for a worldwide release on 23 June 2014 (20 June 2014 in New Zealand) by Asylum Records and Atlantic Records. Its lead single, "Sing", was released as a digital download on 7 April 2014.
As soon as "+" was finished, work started on his second studio album. Around the time his first album was released in 2011, the first songs for the second album were written, one being the album opener, and another which eventually became a bonus track. ..