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The cover of Ed Sheeran’s new album “x" is a simple but bold, black X against a green background...but that wasn’t the original plan.

In fact, Ed actually commissioned more elaborate artwork and the X was only supposed to be temporary.

Ed explains: "The holding cover for iTunes that the label had was the green with the black X. It was only meant to go up until the real artwork was finished. I just really liked it. It was simple, effective, stood out, people know what it is."

"x" is on iTunes now.