Ed Sheeran surprises fans for the New Year

Our favourite British ginger has given everyone hope that 2017 will be better than 2016 after releasing a short video on social media about his new album.

Ed Sheeran took to Instagram today to announce that he will be releasing new music in JUST 5 DAYS!!!

The Instagram post which has gone viral around the world is the first appearance he has made on social Media in over a year.

It is reported that the first single from his upcoming new album will be released on Friday with the album release date still unknown.

Sheeran stated in the past that "the 3rd album is on its way and is the best thing I made thus far."