Very aptly titled ‘Merry Christmas’, Sheeran spoke a little bit about the track whilst in conversation with Dutch radio station NPO Radio 2.
“Elton rang me on Christmas Day to say Merry Christmas. Elton rings me almost every single day,” he explained. “He said, ‘’Step Into Christmas’ is Number 6 in the charts! I want to do another Christmas song – will you do it with me?’”
In the trailer, Sheeran knocks on John’s door. Channelling Love Actually, he slowly sifts through a stack of placards that read “Last Christmas I received a call from my mate Elton John and he told me we should do a Christmas song, and I replied ‘Yeah maybe in 2022’, but I actually wrote the chorus that day and here we are.”
“Our Christmas song Merry Christmas is out this Friday (December 3). It has sleigh bells… a lot of them.”
Check out the trailer below.
— Ed Sheeran HQ (@edsheeran) November 29, 2021