On Thursday (November 30), Sheeran released the stunning duet on Spotify, which finds Bey taking the reigns on the lovesick second verse. "Well I found a man, stronger than anyone I know / He shares my dreams, I hope that someday we'll share a home," she sings, later harmonizing with Sheeran on the climactic final choruses.
Sheeran casually announced the new collaboration on Instagram early Thursday morning, writing, "Got Beyoncé to duet with me on Perfect." This isn't the first time the two have joined forces for a fierce pop jam: Back in 2015, they took the stage together to perform an acoustic rendition of "Drunk in Love," and they also teamed up for a Stevie Wonder tribute that same year.
It was only a matter of time before they took their live chemistry and brought it to the studio, and "Perfect" was a perfect fit for the occasion.