Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift have unveiled their new remix of “The Joker and the Queen.” The accompanying video, which can be seen below, continues the storyline from their 2012 collaboration, “Everything Has Changed.” Set ten years later and featuring the original actors, the Emil Nava-directed video captures the coming-of-age story of Ava and Jack, now 18 years old, as they head to university and embark on new adventures. Watch it below.
The wistful ballad originally appeared as an album cut on Sheeran’s latest album =. Fans originally began speculating that Swift would appear on a new version of the song after her name was spotted multiple times in Easter Eggs from Sheeran’s “Overpass Graffiti” music video.
Of course, this is far from the first time the good pals have collaborated together, though it does mark the first time they’ve done so on one of Sheeran’s projects. In the past, they’ve duetted on “Everything Has Changed” from 2012’s Red, “End Game” from 2017’s Reputation, and “Run” off last fall’s Red (Taylor’s Version).
Last month, Sheeran applied for permission to add an underground crypt onto the plans for the chapel that’s currently being built on his $5 million estate in Suffolk, England.
Meanwhile, Swift recently found herself defending her prowess as one of the most talented songwriters of her generation after Damon Albarn falsely claimed in an interview that she didn’t write her own songs.