Ed Sheeran Performs “The Joker And The Queen” featuring BBC Concert Orchestra on BBC Radio 2 Piano Month
- British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran appeared on BBC Radio 2 Piano Month to perform “The Joker And The Queen” at Maida Vale Studios in London.
The song is included on his fifth studio album “=”. It was written by Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Fred and Sam Roman.
In February, he dropped the remix of the song featuring American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift.
Both artists provided the music video of the song as a sequel to Taylor Swift's 2013 “Everything Has Changed” video.
Ed Sheeran told Apple Music about the song, “We’d written ‘Bad Habits,’ and I was like, ‘I think we’re done for the day. I’m not going to put pressure on trying to get another song.’ Then Fred said, ‘I just worked with this guy, [British singer-songwriter] Sam Roman, and he did a piano instrumental that I've always thought is really beautiful, but I've never been able to write anything over it.’ He played it and honest to god, it was probably 15 to 20 minutes of writing down metaphors and whispering them in. I had the line ‘joker and the queen,’ then it was like, ‘I fold, you saw my hand, you let me win, you put the cards on the table.’ I didn’t like this song for a while—in my mind, songwriting is cheating when it’s that easy. Then my brother did a string part and suddenly it sounded like this old classic that had been around since the ’50s. I fell in love with it.”
- source : BBC Radio 2