Ed Sheeran, Andrea Bocelli duet is 'Perfect'
British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran recruited Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli for an orchestral version of "Perfect," a song from his recent LP, Divide, rollingstone.com reports.
Bocelli offers elegance to the ballad, belting in a robust vibrato over Sheeran's guitar arpeggios.
According to the website, Sheeran's brother Matthew Sheeran, a classical composer, arranged the song. They recorded it around the same time as the original and later asked Bocelli to participate. The alternate version's vocals were recorded in Bocelli's home in Tuscany, Italy. In a behind-the-scenes studio video, the singers are in awe of each other's work. Bocelli sits in his chair, singing and gesturing like a conductor, while Sheeran seems utterly transfixed by Bocelli's powerful voice.
Watch for yourself:
'Perfect Symphony' by @edsheeran featuring Andrea Bocelli is out now: https://t.co/OGBXVpGjdI & video of the recordings it is up on Ed Sheeran YouTube channel: https://t.co/Ah9g7sOjnt pic.twitter.com/PKrk74s7uR— Andrea Bocelli (@AndreaBocelli) December 15, 2017
Ed sheeran and Andrea bocelli singing together is perfection— ju (@jdvertullo) December 19, 2017
I have just heard Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli harmonise with one another in Italian- I am now rather content— Luke McWatters (@LukeMcWatters) December 15, 2017
ANDREA BOCELLI AND ED SHEERAN SINGING TOGETHER IS LITERAL MAGIC ❤️— Brittany (@Brittanypittas7) December 19, 2017
Andrea Bocelli + Ed Sheeran singing together=happiness, and also the only kind of maths I'll ever understand— Molly Donnery (@MollyDonnery) December 17, 2017