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 Ed Sheeran featuring Taylor Swift

 “The Joker and the Queen” is the sixth song from Ed Sheeran’s 2021 album = (Equals), which is dedicated to the artist’s wife, Cherry Seaborn, as she’s seen the best in him as a man and decided to stay with him through it all.

Sheeran’s lyrics contain multiple references to monarchy and its terminology, as the singer-songwriter characterizes himself as the joker, and his wife, Cherry, as the queen: this choice could be interpreted as a method to express that they’ve always been different people, even in comparison to each other.

An official remix for the track was released on Febuary 10, 2022 and featured fellow singer-songwriter Taylor Swift.