As he readies to embark on the next stage of his hugely-successful worldwide tour, Ed Sheeran has surprised fans by dropping a brand new track.

Teaming up with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Growing Up is the first piece of all-new material from Ed since his hit sophomore record X; same goes for Macklemore too (with 2012’s The Heist).

Upon unveiling the track, Macklemore penned a letter to fans, saying:

“When you try to escape yourself, life has an interesting way of creating situations that force you to come back. To look at who you are. This is why “Growing up” felt like the right song to re-emerge with. It’s where I’ve been the last year, through all the ups and downs. We didn’t want to do a big campaign or anything over the top with this. We just wanted to put out good music, directly to the people that have been here since the beginning. Thank you for your patience. Hope you enjoy.”

Growing Up is also available as a free download, so hit the link below to grab it straight away, and stream the track in full at the top of this post.

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