The cornerstone for this duet reveals a surprising upside to being socially awkward as the two crooners ask not to be placed in the self-absorbed box of “beautiful people.” Their unique voices blend well here, making their collaboration more sensational for listeners.
Sheeran also released the official video for the collaboration, which doesn’t feature him or Khalid.
Khalid is one of the few R&B/soul acts on Sheerans’s upcoming album, which is slated to arrive on July 12. H.E.R., Ella Mai, and Bruno Mars are also on board for the all-star project.
As for Khalid, he is enjoying the success of his sophomore album Free Spirit. The LP’s latest radio single “Talk” reigns at number one on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart. The song is his third leader on the chart, but his first as a solo star.
Khalid, who launched a music and fine arts foundation this spring, is currently on his first-ever headlining tour in support of his Free Spirit album. The arena tour ends on August 17 in Miami.
Watch the video below.