It is a common tactic for popular artists to remix their songs with new artists in an effort to give them increased traction after they’re album has come and gone. Often times it is an improvement, almost as often as it is a disaster. In the case of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’, it is most definitely the former. One of the better tracks from his rather underwhelming 2017 effort ÷, the enlisting of one of the most beautiful voices in music could only make it stronger.
The track overall is a stunning acoustic ballad that harkens back to the days of Sheeran’s earlier efforts such as the breath-taking ‘A-team’ and ‘Give Me Love’. Lyrically, it Is one of the few tracks on ÷ that shows Sheeran hasn’t lost his touch and his emotional vocals are a perfect combination with the soft acoustic of his guitar.
However, it is when Knowles comes in in the second verse that the song is truly elevated to something special. With a raw yet strong vocal, Beyoncé proves why she is one of the strongest vocalists of all time, despite the fact that her vocal remains soft the entire time. The final chorus brings together the two stars, and the combination of Sheeran and Knowles’ voices make for an unexpectedly fabulous pairing as they round out what is truly a heartbreakingly beautiful and more importantly, a memorable duet.
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