Ed Sheeran and J Balvin bonded over songs 'Sigue' and 'Forever My Love' from new EP
Two beloved music icons Ed Sheeran and J Balvin have joined forces to release a two-song EP, featuring songs ‘Sigue’ and ‘Forever My Love’. The songs along with their music videos were released on Thursday.
The idea for the epic collab was conceived after they got the chance to know each other at their gym. "I met J in a gym in New York last year — it was just me and him very early in the morning. I recognized his voice when he was on the phone so I just went up and said 'Hi,'" Sheeran said. “We chatted so long, we ended up having lunch and then afternoon tea. Then just went to being mates who chatted nonstop."
Balvin said, "Everything good takes time. We had a coffee and spoke about life and there was a dope vibe. We bonded over simple things creating a genuine friendship we even spoke about what it's like to be a dad. Sheeran is also a first-time dad."
After the duo’s organic friendship, the British and Colombian stars decided to hit the studio and whip up some magic. "I was in New York at Christmas for shows and we decided to have one day in the studio that led to so much more. The first two songs we wrote were 'Sigue' and 'Forever My Love' and I absolutely love them. He wanted to bring me into his world, and I wanted to bring him into mine. It was a proper challenge learning Spanish for this and I had so much fun doing it," the ‘Shivers’ singer said.
Balvin added, "I wanted him to come to the world of reggaeton and he invited me to his world as well. It was really cool hearing him in Spanish and we hope that you all love the songs as much as we do."
The two songs represent the best of both worlds with their individual unique styles and their flawless crossover. The two swapped each other’s fan base with Sheeran’s twist on classic reggaeton sounds, and Balvin’s love ballad ‘Forever My Love’.