Ed Sheeran Enlists Award-Winning Newcomer Budjerah for ‘2step’ Remix: Stream It Now
Ed Sheeran taps Budjerah, a highly-touted newcomer, as guest vocalist in the latest mix of his single 2step .”
Budjerah broke the big news with a social post Tuesday, ahead of its official release today (May 11).
It’s another feather in the cap for the Coodjinburra youngster with the golden voice, after winning most performed R&B/soul work for “Higher” last week at the 2022 APRA Music Awards, and scooping the inaugural Michael Gudinski breakthrough artist category at the 2021 Awards. Sheeran, Gudinski’s friend and good friend, won the prize.
The Aussie artist admitted that he was “shocked” to win the ARIA Award. “It meant so much to Ed Sheeran to read my name out,” said he. “To be featured on Ed’s remix of “2Step” and have it released worldwide, as I’m just beginning my first overseas tour, is really exciting .”
Budjerah’s self-titled debut EP dropped in March 2021 via Warner Music Australia and was met with critical success. A deal was subsequently struck with Mushroom Music Publishing, and a separate partnership was arranged with Warner Records U.S. to showcase Budjerah’s talents in the world’s biggest music market.
“2step” appears on Sheeran’s smash hit fifth studio album = (equals) and was co-written with David Hodges, Louis Bell and Andrew Wotman. There are several versions, including ones featuring Antytila and 1.Cuz. The official music video was filmed in Kyiv (Ukraine) at the end last year.
The single ascends 13-12 on the latest Official U.K. Chart, for its highest place.
Budjerah is set to embark on a full-scale tour of the U.K., Europe and North America, which will include his first headline shows in London and Paris, a slot at The Great Escape, and a run of sold-out dates with Vance Joy. The jaunt marks the 20-year-old singer and songwriter’s first time abroad.
Sheeran kicked-off his own -=/ x stadium tour (pronounced The Mathematics Tour) at the end of April.
Stream Sheeran’s “2step” featuring Budjerah below.
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