Ed Sheeran is reportedly set to release his first-ever DJ track under the name of ‘Gingerbread mix’.
It comes after the singer, 29, made a surprise comeback in December with his new single Afterglow following almost 18 months off.
Ed is said to have now turned his skills to DJing and has helped work on his friend, and fellow musician, Passenger’s song Sword From The Stone.
Exciting: Ed Sheeran is reportedly set to release his first-ever DJ track under the name of ‘Gingerbread mix’ (pictured in 2019)
The singer has reportedly used the name ‘Gingerbread mix’ rather than his own moniker and it will be released next Friday.
A source told The Sun: ‘They have been friends for years after meeting when they were teenagers and have covered songs together before but never done anything like this.
‘They’ve stayed really good mates and when Mike asked if Ed would be up for working together, he said yes straight away.
‘Getting together in the studio wasn’t really an option in 2020 but Ed has produced this new remix of Sword From The Stone and they both love it.’
He’s back! It comes after the singer, 29, made a surprise comeback in December with his new single Afterglow following almost 18 months off (pictured in 2019)
The source added that Passenger, real name Mike Rosenberg, has been the support act on several of Ed’s tour with the most recent being his 2019 Divide Tour.
Ed has been friends with fellow English singer, Passenger, since he was 15, with the two playing on the same gig in Cambridge.
MailOnline has contacted both Ed and Passenger’s representative for comment.
It comes after Ed earned nearly £70 million in 2019 despite taking a break from recording music, thanks to the record-breaking success of his tour.
Pals: Ed is said to have now turned his skills to DJing and has helped work on his friend, and fellow musician, Passenger’s song Sword From The Stone (pictured during a past show)
The hitmaker was netting the equivalent of £200,000 a day, after taking to the road for his worldwide Divide tour throughout 2019.
According to The Sun, documents filed by Ed’s company Nathan Cable Touring reveal a £70 million turnover and profits of £37 million, equalling around £200,000 a day to the year ending 31 March 2020.
Companies House documents also reveal his firm Ed Sheeran Ltd, which handle the money made from the writing, recording and production of his music, also made a £29 million profit last year.
Ed’s Divide Tour, which ended in his hometown of Ipswich in August 2019, became the highest-grossing music tour ever, earning £607 million over 255 shows.
MailOnline contacted representatives for Ed Sheeran for comment at the time.
Big money! It comes after Ed earned nearly £70 million in 2019 despite taking a break from recording music, thanks to the record-breaking success of his tour (pictured in the video for his new song Afterglow)
Ed, who is thought to be worth around £200 million, delighted fans in December when he released a new song titled Afterglow.
The singer insisted it wasn’t the predecessor to a new album and he’d be returning to his break from the spotlight.
He’s since shared the uplifting song which is available on all major streaming services along with the music video, a one-take performance of the track.
On Instagram Ed wrote: ‘Hey guys. Afterglow is a song I wrote last year that I wanted to release for you. It’s not the first single from the next album, it’s just a song I love, and hope you love too.
Time away: Ed announced he’d be stepping back from performing a year ago in order to prioritise his family life (pictured in 2019)
‘Enjoy! Have a safe and happy festive break and New Year’s. Back to dad land for me now, ciao x (sic)’
It marked the first new material from Ed since the 2019 album, No.6 Collaborations Project, which featured the likes of Stormzy, Khalid, Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and Eminem, and comes a year after the singer-songwriter announced his hiatus from music.
Ed announced his break from the spotlight last year, and welcomed his first child with wife Cherry Seaborn, daughter Lyra, in August.
Ed and his longtime partner shared the arrival of their daughter on Instagram at the beginning of September after keeping Cherry’s pregnancy a secret right up until a few weeks before Lyra’s birth.
Happy news: He and his wife Cherry Seaborn announced the arrival of their first child on Instagram at the beginning of September after keeping Cherry’s pregnancy a secret
Revealing that the hockey player had given birth the week before, the A Team star wrote: ‘Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you…
‘Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter – Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.
‘We are completely in love with her. Both mum and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud nine over here.
‘We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time. Lots of love and I’ll see you when it’s time to come back, Ed x.’
Family first: The Halifax native became a father for the first time in August when he welcomed his daughter Lyra Antarctic with Cherry (pictured in 2017)