Ed Sheeran taps Khalid for “Beautiful People”

    Another track previewing his album of collaborations.

    Ed Sheeran performing at the Stade de France in Paris in July 2018
    Ed Sheeran. Image: Miguel Angel Lopez Rojas / Shutterstock.com

    Ed Sheeran has released “Beautiful People,” a collab with Khalid from his upcoming album, No 6 Collaborations Project.

    The slow, anthemic track was co-written by Sheeran, Khalid, FRED (real name Fred Gibson) as well as Swedish hitmakers Max Martin and Shellback. It’s the latest preview of Sheeran’s upcoming album of collaborations. Two other songs are out so far: “Cross Me” featuring Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock, and “I Don’t Care” featuring Justin Bieber.

    “Beautiful People” arrived with a light-hearted video depicting two ordinary travellers who’re whisked away in a limousine to experience a life of glitz and glamor. The awkward couple try their best to fit in at a mansion, boat party, fashion show and raucous house party.

    No 6 Collaborations Project arrives July 12. About ten days ago, Sheeran unveiled its full track-list, revealing features from several rap A-listers including Eminem, 50 Cent, Cardi B, Stormzy, Travis Scott and Young Thug. See it here:

    Watch the video for “Beautiful People” below: