Update, Thursday February 10 at 8:00 p.m.: “The Joker and the Queen” is finally out, and while the video doesn’t physically include Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift, their singing is carried by some familiar faces. Directed by Emil Nava, the music video is an expansion of the Ed Sheeran/Taylor Swift cinematic universe. “The Joker and the Queen” is a continuation of “Everything Has Changed,” featuring the same actors as university students who “embark on new adventures.” Swift wrote a kind message for her friend on Instagram stories, congratulating their work together, “This video makes me think of our friendship all these years. Also can’t believe Jack & Ava from Everything Has Changed video came back and did this!! Nostalgic heaven !” Nostalgic? Maybe, with hopes of never growing up? Down the rabbit hole, we go!
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English lad Ed Sheeran has officially confirmed that he and lass Taylor Swift are coming out with a new song on February 11, to LAD Bible of all places. On LAD Bible’s Instagram Story interview at the BRITs, the “Songwriter of the Year” winner shared that a new song “comes out Friday and it’s with Taylor Swift,” and more details are coming with an announcement soon. Sheeran joked that LAD Bible could have “the exclusive” news of the release. It is assumed that the song will be a remix of “The Joker and the Queen” from Sheeran’s = album, released in October 2021. Last week, fans spotted a new copyright on the original song’s lyric video that included Swift’s name as a collaborator.
Swifties, it’s time to go back into notebooks and highlight all of the potential clues that led to this moment. The two red lines in the wedding cake of the “I Bet You Think About Me” music video resembled the signature Ed Sheeran “equals” sign, the queen in the “Joker and the Queen” artwork looking suspiciously like Blondie, and the “Taylor Swift” patch on the back of his jacket in the “Overpass Graffiti” music video all lead to a collab from the two best friends. This would mark their fourth collaboration; they have released three songs together: “Everything Has Changed (Taylor’s Version),” “End Game (feat. Future),” and “Run (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault).”