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21 September 2023

Ed Sheeran Reveals He Has Recorded A Version Of ‘Autumn Variations’ In Fans’ Homes

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Ed Sheeran has revealed that he has recorded a live version of upcoming album Autumn Variations (out 29 September) in a series of visits to fans’ homes.

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“So I did some surprise pop up gigs in fans houses, secretly recording a live album of Autumn Variations where each song is recorded in a different fans living room, but all of it was a total surprise,” Sheeran posted on Instagram alongside a video in which he performs Wake Me Up at a fans’ home on her keyboard.

“We got to @kariconaway ‘s house at the end of the day, and I instantly knew it was gonna be a fun one. They had cats, friendship bracelets and some fruit drinks to start, but once I’d played the Autumn song I said take me on a tour, and when I went into her room I saw a piano,” he added. “She asked if I could play and I said ‘not really but I kinda play on wake me up’, so here I am playing ‘Wake Me Up,’ for all the Plus fans out there.”

Sheeran said the live Autumn Variations album will be “coming soon.”

Meanwhile, J Balvin has confirmed that he and Sheeran will be releasing a joint album soon. In a recent cover story with Nylon, Balvin spoke about a new EDM-inspired record as well as his collaborative album with Sheeran.

“It came about in an organic, natural way. We met; we had coffee, we’d run into each other at the same gym, at the hotel,” he told the publication. “[The record]’s going to be another album that will offer a lot to talk about because it’s like merging two worlds.”

Autumn Variations will be released on 29 September on Sheeran’s own Gingerbread Man Records and, like Subtract, was produced by The National guitarist Aaron Dessner. Autumn Variations is available to pre-order now on a variety of formates, including “harvest orange” vinyl.

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