Fireboy DML recruited Ed Sheeran for a new remix version of his previously-released single “Peru,” which originally came out in summer 2021.
Going Big With Ed Sheeran on “Peru”
The song makes beautiful use of both of their emotive voices, over an Afrobeat backdrop. “It has been a dream knowing Ed Sheeran is a fan of my sound; and having him jump on a song that was inspired by me traveling the world,” Fireboy DML said in a statement. “Not only is this an exciting moment for me, but also for Afrobeats. I hope this is the first of many collaborations with Ed and other artists around the globe. I can’t wait for everyone to enjoy this song during the holidays.”
With visuals directed by Gabriella Kingsley; Fireboy and Ed meet up at an exclusive warehouse party in London as Ed enters through a staircase. Partying all night long, the iconic duo feed off each other’s energy to have a great time.
“Peru” was already Fireboy DML’s biggest song to date, with over 21 million streams on Spotify and another 10 million views on YouTube. Now that he added Ed Sheeran to the mix, it’s very likely that the song is going to become even more popular, reaching audiences it didn’t before. So far, the music video for the duet song passed 10 million views in only one week, and the number just keeps growing.
2021 Was a Good Year For Fireboy DML
Last year, Fireboy DML released his breakout sophomore album APOLLO, which included a staggering 17 songs, which collaborations with artists like Olamide and Wande Coal, alongside teaming up with D Smoke for “Champion.”
Fireboy DML also appeared at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform a special medley, and he will embark on his first U.S. headlining tour early next year. The exclusive 13-date Apollo Tour kicks off on February 3 in Providence, Rhode Island, and sees him performing in major cities like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles before wrapping up on February 28 in Seattle, Washington.