Yo-Yo Ma Covers Ed Sheeran's 'Shape Of You' For Spotify Singles: Listen
For the latest installment of the Spotify Singles series today (Feb. 6), Yo-Yo Ma released a cello cover of Ed Sheeran's hit single “Shape Of You."
The Sheeran cover, as well as the “Allemande” from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 2 were recorded in Spotify Studios in New York. “Allemande” follows the August release of the cellist's Six Evolutions – Bach: Cello Suites.
Over the next two years, Ma will visit 36 sites across the globe as part of his Bach Project, playing in settings with sociopolitical meaning. “It’s the right moment to explore the idea of home," he recently told Billboard. "What is home? It’s where you go to be sustained in difficult times. For me, Bach is home.”
Ahead of the Spotify Singles release, Ma took to Twitter to post a photo from the recording session, hinting at "music in the works." Listen to both singles below.