Budjerah recently teamed up with Ed Sheeran for a remix of 2step, which is one of the highlights from Ed's 2021 album =. The remix features Budjerah providing the track's second verse, building on the song's story about an unforgettable evening spent with the person you love more than anything.
Budjerah's verse adds a soulful touch to the track, and lyrics like "We can stay up till the sunrise, kick it in the late night/Just you and me, don't have to be shy, baby" make the track one of the sweetest releases of the year. If you're putting together a playlist for someone to show them how much they mean to you, then this has to be included.
To celebrate the release of the massive collaboration, Budjerah's shared a TikTok that captures his mum's reaction to hearing the song for the first time. It's a truly wholesome video, and judging by her reaction, she's every bit as excited about the collaboration as Budjerah is - possibly even more!
He's also shared a video that gives more insight into how the collaboration came together. In the video he explains, "When I got the text I was really shocked. I didn't think Ed Sheeran would even know who I was. It was a big shock even for him to say my name right at the ARIAs."
He went on to reveal how he felt about the collaboration, remarking, "Getting asked to write a verse for one of his songs is just crazy. It’s a real ‘what the heck’ moment. I just grew up in a small town, just a small Aboriginal boy singing every day and now I’m on a song with one of the biggest artists in the world. I just can’t believe it. I just hope people like the song!”
@budjerah If you're wondering how I was even given this oportunity to be featured on Ed's track in the first place, here's the full story!! (I still don't believe it! 😂) #foryoupage #2step #budjerah #EdSheeran ♬ 2step (feat. Budjerah) - Ed Sheeran
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You can check out the video of his mum's reaction, and the collaboration, below. Everyone needs this kind of support in their life, and we're looking forward to seeing what's next for Budjerah following the release of this global collaboration!
@budjerah Here's my Mum's reaction to the #remix I'm on!! 💙#budjerah #2step #edsheeran #foryoupage ♬ 2step (feat. Budjerah) - Ed Sheeran