Ed Sheeran is reuniting with super-producer du jour Aaron Dessner for a new album. The National multi-instrumentalist produced Autumn Variations, which is out September 29 via Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records. Find a statement from Sheeran about the album below.
Dessner was among the producers of Sheeran’s May album –. According to Rolling Stone, it was Dessner’s most famous collaborator, Taylor Swift, who connected him with Sheeran. “He’s a brilliant writer,” Dessner, who co-produced the Swift-Sheeran collaboration “Run (Taylor’s Version) (From the Vault),” said of Sheeran. “I’ve seen it up close.”
In an interview with The Guardian, Dessner also defended working with one of the world’s biggest pop stars. “He’s made giant pop records that are easy to criticize, but on a human and artistic level, he’s so gifted and lovely,” Dessner said. “It couldn’t have been more natural, fun, and rewarding to feel him jumping off the cliff with me. Over time, I’ve tired of the ‘what’s cool?’ debate.”
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