Breakthrough English musician Anne-Marie has shared an acoustic version of her hit song “2002,” featuring a very special guest.
“2002” was co-written by long time friend Ed Sheeran, who joined Anne-Marie for a stripped down performance of her latest single. Check it out below.
Throughout the video, the pair trade verses and sing over each other, occasionally giggling and smiling while crooning in perfect harmony. In the caption of the video, the 27-year-old expressed her admiration for Sheeran: “Yo I love this mug. It feels good singing our song, together! Although I think he sings it better!”
“2002” appears on Anne-Marie’s debut LP Speak Your Mind, which she released this past April. While Anne-Marie and Sheeran wrote the infectious pop track with the help of three other songwriters—Steve Mac, Julia Michaels, and Benjamin Levin—-the song’s credits also include a handful of fan favourite hits from the ’90s and early 2000s. The song includes numerous lyrical interpolations from Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time,” Jay-Z’s “99 Problems,” NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye,” and Nelly’s “Ride Wit Me.”
Anne-Marie is currently supporting Sheeran on his Divide stadium tour. The singer-songwriter will launch a headlining tour of her own on August 20 in Hollywood, California before making her iHeartRadio MMVAs debut alongside Marshmello to perform their smash hit “FRIENDS,” joining previously announced performers Alessia Cara and Halsey. The 2018 iHeartRadio MMVAs go down on Sunday, August 26 at 9E/6P.