Following the debut of his newest album, Autumn Variations, Ed Sheeran has released a special version of the project that was recorded live from various fans’ homes.
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The living room sessions arrived on October 2 and feature a version of all 14 tracks recorded in fans’ homes across the country as Sheeran traveled for his recent Mathematics tour. The lucky fans were named Kia, Alex, Sarom, Kari, Narine, Deborah, John, Emily, Holly, Kristen, Danielle and Keira
A couple weeks ago, the 32-year-old took to social media to explain the concept of the living room recordings as well as detail one fan’s extra special experience when Sheeran discovered a piano in her home.
“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 explained.
He continued on to detail fan Kari’s experience when he found a piano in her home, which lead to him giving an impromptu performance of “Wake Me Up,” from his album, +.
“We got to @kariconaway‘s house at the end of the day, and I instantly knew it was gonna be a fun one,” he wrote. “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. 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.”
Catch the trailer for Autumn Variations (Fan Living Room Sessions) below and be sure to check out the full versions of each song, available now.