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Ed Sheeran And J Balvin Team Up For New Songs Sigue And Forever My Love

Friday, 25 March 2022 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Gaby Deimeke

Ed Sheeran and J Balvin have shared two collaborative singles.

Sigue and Forever My Love marks the first time the pair have teamed up. The former is a dancy, reggaeton-inspired track, while the latter is a stripped-back, acoustic guitar-led ballad. Both artists sing in Spanish on each song, with Sheeran learning the language specifically for his contribution.

Sigue comes paired with a video of the pair partying in a lavish hotel, while Forever My Love arrives with a black and white clip of the two in the studio. Sheeran commented:

"I met J in a gym in New York last year – it was just me and him very early in the morning. I recognised his voice when he was on the phone so I just went up and said hi. We chatted so long, we ended up having lunch and then afternoon tea. Then just went to being mates who chatted nonstop. I was in New York at Christmas for shows and we decided to have one day in the studio that led to so 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. Hope you love it as much as I do and look out for more to come."

Balvin added: "Everything good takes time. Six months ago I was at the gym and told myself, "this guy looks like Ed Sheeran." Well it was. We had a coffee and spoke about life and we 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 hehe. In NY we made plans to have a studio day and well you guys will see the outcome hehehe. The first two songs that we made were "Sigue" and "Forever my Love" and now they are coming to light. 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. Much peace and love."

Sheeran recently joined Camila Cabello on the singer's single Bam Bam. Earlier in March, he was announced as part of the line-up for ITV's Concert For Ukraine at the Resort World Arena in Birmingham on March 29, which follows his Teenage Cancer Trust performance at London's Royal Albert Hall just two days before.

He's also announced warm-up shows in Ireland, Brighton and London in preparation for The + - = ÷ x Tour (aka The Mathematics Tour) this summer. The UK and European stadium trek is in support of his latest LP, 2021's '='.

J Balvin, meanwhile, will embark on a North American tour in April.

Ed Sheeran Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri March 25 2022 - BRIGHTON Concorde 2
Sat March 26 2022 - BRIGHTON Concorde 2
Sun March 27 2022 - LONDON Royal Albert Hall
Thu March 31 2022 - LONDON Alexandra Palace Theatre
Fri April 01 2022 - LONDON Alexandra Palace Theatre
Tue April 19 2022 - DUBLIN Whelans
Wed April 20 2022 - DUBLIN Vicar Street
Sat April 23 2022 - DUBLIN Croke Park
Sun April 24 2022 - DUBLIN Croke Park
Thu April 28 2022 - CORK Pairc Ui Chaoimh
Fri April 29 2022 - CORK Pairc Ui Chaoimh
Thu May 05 2022 - LIMERICK CITY Thomond Park
Fri May 06 2022 - LIMERICK CITY Thomond Park
Thu May 12 2022 - BELFAST Boucher Playing Fields
Fri May 13 2022 - BELFAST Boucher Playing Fields
Thu May 26 2022 - CARDIFF Principality Stadium
Fri May 27 2022 - CARDIFF Principality Stadium
Sat May 28 2022 - CARDIFF Principality Stadium
Thu June 02 2022 - SUNDERLAND Stadium Of Light
Fri June 03 2022 - SUNDERLAND Stadium Of Light
Sat June 04 2022 - SUNDERLAND Stadium Of Light
Thu June 09 2022 - MANCHESTER Etihad Stadium
Fri June 10 2022 - MANCHESTER Etihad Stadium
Sat June 11 2022 - MANCHESTER Etihad Stadium
Sun June 12 2022 - MANCHESTER Etihad Stadium
Thu June 16 2022 - GLASGOW Hampden Park
Fri June 17 2022 - GLASGOW Hampden Park
Fri June 24 2022 - LONDON Wembley Stadium
Sat June 25 2022 - LONDON Wembley Stadium
Wed June 29 2022 - LONDON Wembley Stadium
Thu June 30 2022 - LONDON Wembley Stadium
Fri July 01 2022 - LONDON Wembley Stadium

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