Ed Sheeran: Autumn Variations review – seasonal melancholy and the 5 songs that will be huge hits
The Metro says What does autumn mean to you? Pumpkin spice everything, cosy jumpers and red wine in front of roaring fires? It’s certainly a season to ring in those changes and this has been executed in an exemplary fashion by Ed Sheeran with his new Aaron Dessner-produced album Autumn Variations.
Paying homage to a collection of 14 orchestral compositions by Edward Elgar called Enigma Variations each of the compositions reflected a different figure in Elgar’s life. Sheeran has followed a similar concept with his seventh studio album which is written from both his perspective as well as the perspective from his friends who were going through different situations.
In a statement, Sheeran revealed that ‘Last autumn, I found that my friends and I were going through so many life changes’ – and these changes have been turned into songs.