Ed Sheeran has confirmed that his latest collaboration with Taylor Swift will be released on Friday (February 11).
The track had been the subject of speculation in recent weeks, with Swift’s fans theorising that she would feature on a reworked version of Sheeran’s 2021 song ‘The Joker And The Queen’.
Speaking at last night’s BRIT Awards (February 8), Sheeran told LADbible that his next single “comes out on Friday and it’s with Taylor Swift”.
“We’re literally announcing that in like an hour,” Sheeran added – you can see the clip in question below.
Sheeran has now confirmed that his “good friend” Swift will indeed feature on a reworked version of his track ‘The Joker And The Queen’, which will arrive on Friday.
You can hear a snippet of the song below.
The pair last collaborated on ‘Run’, taken from ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’, and have previously performed duets on 2012’s ‘Everything Has Changed‘ and 2017’s ‘End Game‘.
Last year, Sheeran revealed that he once took Swift to his local pub, The Station in Framlingham, Suffolk, for a drink but “no one really clocked who it was”.
Sheeran took home the BRIT Award for Songwriter of the Year last night, and was presented with the award by Succession actor Brian Cox.
The singer collaborated on-stage with Bring Me The Horizon during the ceremony, with the two acts reworking Sheeran’s ‘Bad Habits’.
Last night also saw Wolf Alice and Sam Fender earning their first BRIT Awards, while Little Simz won Best New Artist. Dave later closed the show by performing a guitar solo on a guitar/flamethrower during a performance of ‘In The Fire’.
By Sam Moore | NME