This past March, Ed Sheeran released a gorgeous new love song, “Perfect,” on his latest album, “Divide.” The album was later nominated for a Grammy as Best Pop Album, and just last month Ed re-released “Perfect” as a duet remix with Beyoncé.
Following on the heels of that release, Ed just dropped another collaboration, this one featuring none other than Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.
The video of their collaboration was an instant success on YouTube, racking up nearly 2 million views within hours of its release.
The video has a homey and intimate feel, with footage of the two men recording the duet at Andrea’s home in Tuscany, Italy. The duet was arranged by Ed’s brother, Matthew, who also works in the music industry as a classical composer.
“Orchestral version of ‘Perfect’ with the amazing Andrea Bocelli comes out Friday,” Ed tweeted earlier this week, building anticipation for the already much-beloved release. “Orchestrated and produced by my super talented brother Matt, little gift for you all before Christmas.”
The singers alternate lead vocals, Ed’s in English and Andrea’s in Italian, throughout most of the ballad. But in the final stanza, Ed transitions to Italian and the two powerhouse voices join together for an incredibly emotional and poignant finale.
Listen to this beautiful duet in the video below, and be sure to share to spread more joy!