Ed Sheeran is set to release a new album, “Autumn Variations”, according to Repubblica. The announcement is somewhat unexpected, given the very short time before the release of his previous album. Moreover, just four months after his last work, the singer decided to embark on a new musical journey under the Gingerbread Man Records label.
Ed Sheeran is back with a new album: social announcement
With great enthusiasm, Ed Sheeran shared on social media the reasons that motivated him to create this new album. The singer said that last fall he realized that he and his friends were going through a big change in their lives.
Revealing a more intimate side of himself, he admits that during the difficult times of the past year, songwriting helped him sort through his feelings and accept what was happening in his life. When he learned about the different situations that his friends faced, he decided to translate this experience into music. Some of the songs were born from his point of view, while others were written from the point of view of his friends to capture the essence of how they and he saw the world at the time.
Inspiration for this new project
His inspiration for this new album was the story of the composer Elgar and his “Enigma Variations”, where each composition represented a different friend. This discovery gave rise to the idea of creating a similar album, which combined the experience of Ed and his friends in one work. Collaboration with Aaron Dessner had a significant impact on the creative process, creating a unique harmony between them. In fact, they were able to write and record continuously, resulting in a work that perfectly captures the essence of autumn with all its beautiful sounds.
The artist can’t wait to present his new album to the world, and he hopes that his fans will accept it with the same enthusiasm that he puts into each track. Encouraged, he says he hopes everyone will enjoy this album as much as he did, as it captures the mood of this special season for him.