Ed Sheeran announces new album 'Autumn Variations'
"He finally ran out of math symbols"
Just four months after releasing “Subtract,” Ed Sheeran has announced another new album dubbed “Autumn Variations.” The new record drops on September 29 and was created in collaboration with Aaron Dessner, who also produced “Subtract.”
Dessner also worked closely with Taylor Swift starting with “Folklore” and “Evermore” in 2020. It seems like working with Dessner means your productivity will increase exponentially.
Sheeran on the new album:
“My dad and brother told me about a composer called Elgar, who composed ‘Enigma Variations’, where each of the 14 compositions were about a different one of his friends. This is what inspired me to make this album. When I recorded ‘Subtract’ with Aaron Dessner, we clicked immediately. We wrote and recorded non-stop and this album was born out of that partnership. I feel he has captured the feeling of autumn so wonderfully in his sonics and I hope everyone loves it as much as I do.”
I’m looking forward to “Autumn Variations” and really enjoyed “Subtract,” which Sheeran has said is his most personal album ever. “Subtract” was released in the midst of the death of Sheeran’s best friend and his wife Cherry being diagnosed with Cancer.
Also, I really dig that album art. I’ll definitely be picking this one up on vinyl when it drops next month.