Ed Sheeran has said he doesn't care if his next album flops and admits he isn't concerned with the sales of his upcoming LP.

The 27-year-old's last album Divide, which was released in March last year has been classified as multi-platinum in 32 markets, but Sheeran says he isn't worried about how his new music does commercially.

Speaking to the Sunday Mirror newspaper, the singer-songwriter also signalled a change of direction for his next record.

"The next record I'm making isn't a pop album and the reason is people expect the next album to be bigger.

"If I control it and say: 'Here's a low-flying record I f****** love,' then my fans will be like, 'Yay!' and the pop world will be like, 'Well, maybe the next one'.

"No one will say, 'That's a flop.' It'll just be, 'That's what he wanted to do.'

"If it does two million, one million or 500,000, it's not a failure because I made an album where I'm not trying to get there."

Sheeran released Divide last year, which included the singles Shape Of You, Castle On The Hill and Perfect.

He was named the world's best-selling recording artist of 2017 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.

The Sing hitmaker recently announced on social media that he is engaged to his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, with many fans speculating that the pair have already tied the knot.