Ed Sheeran releases bonus Autumn Variations album recorded live in fans' homes

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3 Oct 2023, 08:34

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Even though his new album, Autumn Variations, only landed last week, Ed Sheeran has already released another one.

The singer-songwriter has shared a live bonus version of his seventh studio album, Autumn Variations.

Autumn Variations came out on 29th September, and just a few days later, on 2nd October, the artist then unveiled another album, featuring live renditions of every song on the new album recorded and performed live from the homes of his fans.

The release - called Autumn Variations (Fan Living Room Sessions) - should come as no surprise, as Sheeran had previously revealed that he had turned up at 14 of his fans’ homes to create live versions of the songs on Autumn Variations.

Taking to Instagram, he wrote: “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.”

A trailer for the album then arrived, showing the star turning up and playing in people’s living rooms. 

He has since shared videos of all the live versions of songs from his new record. 

Explaining the new live record, Sheeran took to social media to say: “I wanted to record a live version of Autumn Variations, but I wanted to do it in an original way. My first idea was to do it as a living room gig at a fans house, but then I thought why not do each song in a different fans living room and surprise them on their doorstep. 

“We did 14 houses over 2 days and it was such a fun way to meet fans but also record an entire live album. I hope you like it! It’s the bonus album that you all deserve, and thank you to all the fans who let us in with zero notice!”

Autumn Variations (Fan Living Room Sessions) is out now.