The “Galway Girl” singer made the revelation while speaking to Most Requested Live, after discussing his previous collaboration with BTS, on the single “Make It Right” (which he co-wrote).
“I’ve actually worked with BTS on their last record, and I’ve just written a song for their new record,” he said. “And they’re super, super cool guys as well.”
BTS’ label Big Hit Music confirmed the news to South Korean media outlets, saying: “It is true that Ed Sheeran is participating in BTS’s new song.”
Fans of both artists shared their excitement about the news on social media.
One person wrote on Twitter: “Ed Sheeran just casually said he wrote a new song for BTS, that was so surprising, anyways he is a great writer/composer his last work with BTS on ‘Make It Right’ was top tier, you knows damn well he took his time in listening to BTS discography too, god bless I can’t wait.”
“Y’all I’ve never been so excited for my best friend and and my best boy to have a collaboration,” wrote someone else.
BTS’s most recent studio album, Be, was released in December 2020, and reached No 2 on the UK album charts, and No 1 on the US Billboard 200.