Ed Sheeran’s fourth studio album dropped Friday, October 29.

The album is called = (equals).

Sheeran calls the album some of the best work he’s ever done.

He admitted it was a “painstaking” process to pick 14 best songs for the album.

One of his favorite songs is “Leaving Hours.”

He dedicated the song to his late friend and mentor Michael Gudinski.

Fans already love the new album, which is available for streaming.

British comedian Dapper Laughs says it “makes me think of my strength

Another fan said that the “whole album just feels like a big hug.”