Song by Ed Sheeran
Featured artist: Khalid
Produced by Ed Sheeran,
Max Martin, Shellback & Fred Gibson
Released: 28 June 2019
Ed Sheeran and Khalid come together on a soulful inspiring song titled “Beautiful People”.
The song is about remaining true to yourself and not trying to become one of those so-called “beautiful people” obsessed with material things and stature.
It opens with pretty vocal harmonies: “We are, we are, we are” floats over a winsome melody and handclap-enhanced rhythms.
Sheeran and Khalid each sing a verse about uncomfortable social situations, where a person can feel “surrounded but still alone.” “We don’t fit in well/We are just ourselves.”
Drop top, designer clothes
Front row at fashion shows
“What d’you do?” and “Who d’you know?”
Inside the world of beautiful people
Champagne and rolled-up notes
Prenups and broken homes
Surrounded, but still alone
Let’s leave the party