Ed Sheeran Performs New Song “Plastic Bag” from New Album “Autumn Variations” at Amazon Music Live
British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will release his seventh studio album “Autumn Variations” on September 29, 2023 via his own label Gingerbread Man Records.
It is his first non-collaborative studio album with a title which is not a mathematical symbol.
The album comprises 14-track, where he worked with Aaron Dessner of The National.
The album is inspired by composer Elgar, who composed “Enigma Variations”. The title nods to a project from Elgar.
“Last autumn, I found that my friends and I were going through so many life changes. After the heat of the summer, everything either calmed, settled, fell apart, came to a head or imploded,” Ed Sheeran said. “When I went through a difficult time at the start of last year, writing songs helped me understand my feelings and come to terms with what was going on, and when I learned about my friend's different situations, I wrote songs, some from their perspectives, some from mine, to capture how they and I viewed the world at that time. There were highs of falling in love and new friendships among lows of heartbreak, depression, loneliness and confusion.”
He continued, “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.”
From the album, he first performed a new song “Plastic Bag” at Amazon Music Live.
The track was written by Ed Sheeran, and Aaron Dessner, who also produced it.
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