As he gears up for his No.6 Collaborations Project, Ed Sheeran teams up with Khalid on his latest single “Beautiful People.”
The breezy duet finds Sheeran back at an L.A. party where he doesn’t fit in. “This is my only fear / That we become beautiful people / Drop top, designer clothes, front row at fashion shows / What do you do and who do you know?” he sings. “Let’s leave the party / That’s not who we are / We are not beautiful.”
Khalid is also equally unfazed by the glitterati. “‘Cause with my arms around you, there’s no need to care / We don’t fit in well ’cause we are just ourselves,” he sings.
No.6 Collaborations Project drops July 12. In addition to the previously-released singles “Cross Me” with Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock and the Justin Bieber-assisted hit “I Don’t Care,” the 15-track collection includes collaborations with Cardi B and Camila Cabello (“South of the Border”) and Bruno Mars and Chris Stapleton (“Blow”), plus Travis Scott, Young Thug, H.E.R., Ella Mai, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and Stormzy.
Watch the video for their “Beautiful” collabo below.