Ed Sheeran has taken his appreciation for his fans to the next level. The singer-songwriter revealed this week he recorded a special version of his forthcoming album, Autumn Variations, by capturing live versions of the songs in various fans’ homes.
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The 32-year-old took to social media to explain the process, 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 an experience he had at one fan’s home where he gave 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.”
Sheeran has yet to reveal the release date for the live Autumn album, however the studio version will be available on September 29. Pre-orders are available now.