Beyoncé isn't an easy woman to get a hold of. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight at KIIS-FM's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball over the weekend, 'Yonce's most recent collaborator, Ed Sheeran, revealed the extreme lengths the pop star goes to to protect her privacy.
"I have an email address that I email that actually changes every week," Sheeran said of how he goes about contacting his fellow Grammy winner. "She's very good at [hiding]. It's kind of like what I aspire to be, I think."
"So I emailed that and then we got on the phone, and it's been in the works since May," he recalled of their recent duet. "Obviously she had twins [in June], and we finished [the song] in September, so I've been holding onto it since then."
Talking to Ellen DeGeneres on Friday, the 26-year-old Brit admitted that even with access to Bey's ever-changing contact info, he didn't expect her to agree to reimagine the ballad.
"I did it and the song came out so long ago," he said. "And I was like, 'I want to do it as a single,' and then I thought of a way of relaunching it and I was like, 'Oh, I love Beyoncé. Shall I ask Beyoncé? And in my head, I was like, 'She's gonna say no.' And then I was like, 'Well, you might as well ask.' And she said, 'Yeah,' so here we are."
Here we are, indeed! Listen to the duo's stunning collab here.