"I have an email address I email [to get in touch with Beyoncé]," Ed told Entertainment Tonight's Keltie Knight at the KIIS-FM’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball. And getting in touch with Beyoncé is not easy to do, he said.
Ed added that Beyoncé's email address "actually changes every week."
"So I emailed that and we got on the phone, and it's been in the works since May," he said. "Obviously she had twins [in June], and we finished [the song] in September, so I've been holding onto it since then."
The duo's song "Perfect" was released on Thursday. Bey recorded the song in just one take, according to Ed, and had input on the track's instrumentals. "She was just like, 'Right!' Went in, one take, came out, like, 'Yeah, that sounds alright!'" he revealed.
"The original version of ‘Perfect’ was just an acoustic guitar and she rung me up and was like, ‘I don’t know how you feel about this but I’ve taken all the instruments off it and it's just gonna be acoustic guitar,’ and I was like, ‘Ah that’s great, because it used to be that!'" he revealed. "Then when we got in together, it wasn’t so much notes, it was very much like a back and forth thing, like, ‘What’d you think of this?' Or 'What do you think of this?’ and [we were] probably in the studio for four hours."
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