Hear Ed Sheeran’s remix of Passenger’s “Sword from the Stone”

Listen to the “Gingerbread Mix” here.

Indie-folk singer-songwriter Passenger has enlisted Ed Sheeran for a rework of his new song “Sword from the Stone.”

The longtime friends and former tourmates have collaborated in the past. In 2013, they recorded a duet of Passenger’s “Heart’s on Fire” and later shared a live mash-up cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” and Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop.”

On their latest collaboration, Sheeran—with the help of Joe Rubel—delivers a “Gingerbread Mix” of Passenger’s “Sword from the Stone,” which originally appeared on the latter’s album Songs for the Drunk and the Broken Hearted. Everything is heightened on the rework: the piano sounds grander, the drums are louder and the melody is much poppier.

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“Ed was really excited about the song when I played it to him and suggested that he produce a version that could potentially work as a radio single,” Passenger said in a statement. “It’s not every day you have that kind of offer from a pop genius, and I’m so delighted with what he and Joe have come up with. It’s been such a fun one to work on.”

Passenger’s 12th studio album, Songs for the Drunk and the Broken Hearted arrived earlier this month. Shortly after its release, it received a deluxe edition which featured acoustic renditions of all ten songs.

Sheeran, on the other hand, recently released the surprise single “Afterglow.”

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Listen to the “Gingerbread Mix” of “Sword from the Stone” below:

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