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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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Image: Ed Sheeran - supplied. Taylor Swift - Beth Garrabrant.

Global superstars Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift have reunited once again on a new rendition of Sheeran's The Joker And The Queen, taken from the musicians fifth studio album, = (Equals).

Written by Sheeran, Swift, Johnny McDaid, Fred Gibson and Sam Roman and produced by Sheeran, FRED, Johnny McDaid and ROMANS, the emotional song explores letting your guard down and falling in love with someone Marking their fourth collaboration, Sheeran and Swift once again unite harmoniously, providing delicate vocal performances built upon swelling strings and ethereal harmonies.

The release arrives alongside an official visual, which offers up a new chapter of the characters we met in Swift and Sheeran's previous collaboration. Directed by Emil Nava, we follow Ava and Jack as they leave their homes and embark on new adventures and university life, with the visual serving as the pairs coming-of-age story.

Last year, Sheeran reprised his verse on the re-recorded version of Everything Has Changed, which appeared on Swift's widely acclaimed re-release, Red (Taylor's Version). The album also offered up a new collaboration from the pair, Run, which Swift and Sheeran penned on the day they met.

Written and recorded across Suffolk, London, Sweden and LA, = (Equals) features the previously released hit Bad Habits, with the albums cover art featuring an own abstract painting from Sheeran himself. The musician serves as executive producer, alongside FRED (No.6 Collaborations Project) and Johnny McDaid (Divide), and also teams up with a number of collaborators, including Steve Mac, Joe Rubel, Amy Wadge, Foy Vance, Elvira Anderfjard, David Hodges, Andrew Watt, Lou Bell, Natalie Hemby, Ben Kweller, and his own brother Matthew.

The Joker And The Queen is out now! Watch the visual below.


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