Kylie Minogue is expected to appear as a collaborator on a track on Ed Sheeran’s upcoming album.
The couple performed together earlier this year at the memorial service for Australian music mogul Michael Gudinski.
And now Ed, 30, has revealed that he invited Kylie, 53, to add her voice to the song Visiting Hours on her new album.
Visiting hours: Kylie Minogue is due to appear as a singer in one of Ed Sheeran’s songs on her upcoming album (pictured performing in March at Michael Gudinski’s funeral in Melbourne)
A source told The Sun: “He wrote Visiting Hours in quarantine in Australia, performed it at the concert and asked Kylie to be there because she was there too as the couple hit it off.
“The song was a dedication to Michael and Kylie felt it was right to put her voice on the track. It was a fitting tribute to the music legend and she was flattered to be invited by Ed. ‘
It’s not just the Queen of Pop who will be featured on the song, Ed having also invited Australian singer Jimmy Barnes to add his voice to the track.
Speaking on Ash London Live, A-Team hitmaker Ed said: “When I was in Australia I sang with Kylie and hung out with Jimmy Barnes and I said to them, ‘You have to be sure. the song.
Guest singers: It’s not just the Queen of Pop who will be featured on the song, as Ed has also invited Australian singer Jimmy Barnes to add his voice to the track (pictured in the Bad Habits video)
“So I went back to England and recorded it and sent it to them and they’re on it.”
MailOnline has reached out to representatives for Ed Sheeran and Kylie Minogue for comment.
In March, Kylie and Ed teamed up to deliver a touching performance as they joined a slew of stars for the Michael Gudinski State Memorial in Melbourne.
During the memorial, Ed broke down in tears as he remembered his close friendship with Michael and paid a fitting tribute with a touching song about his own daughter Lyra.
Ed got visibly moved as he sang the new song Visiting Hours at the Rod Laver Arena – pausing, before saying “sorry” and returning to the mic.
Duet: The couple performed together earlier this year at Australian music mogul Michael Gudinski’s memorial service
The A-Team hitmaker told the audience ahead of his set: “I’m never that nervous, I’m really f ***** g nervous. So sorry if I messed up the lyrics or anything. .
The star revealed he wrote the song in quarantine.
He said, “So I’m extremely, extremely grateful to be here. I know it’s a difficult thing to get into this country and I don’t take it for granted for all the hard work that got me here and I really, really enjoyed the opportunity to get here.
“During the lockdown I was able to have a guitar for my forties, I still find that the best way to deal with things is to write songs, whether it’s good news or bad news and here’s a song that I finished last week. “
Brave: The British singer was visibly moved as he sang the new song Visiting Hours at the Rod Laver Arena – stopping, before saying “sorry” and returning to the mic
Visiting Hours is said to be about Ed’s late grandfather, Bill, who died in 2013 – and asks for advice on raising his granddaughter and wife, Lyra, who was born in August.
After a moving ceremony, Kylie took the stage to pay tribute to the man who launched his musical career with a performance of his hit The Loco-motion.
“So Michael – The Big G – took this skinny little Melbourne girl out into the world and came home,” she said, struggling to contain her emotions.
Added the pint-sized pop star of her former mentor: “He made me feel 100 feet tall.”
Double act: Kylie called Ed back on stage for a duet with her, the couple then erupted in a performance of her hit single All the Lovers
Kylie said Gudinski “believed in you when you couldn’t believe in yourself,” but said she couldn’t play on her own.
She then called Ed, who had performed earlier, back on stage to duet with the couple, then have a blast in a performance of her hit single All the Lovers.
“So Michael had been talking for a long time about his love for Ed and how we should meet, and now we’ve finally met properly,” she explained, and added that Gudinski would be “beaming right now” , as he and Ed launched into the duo.
After performing the heartwarming ballad, they went on to perform a catchy take on Kylie’s 1987 hit, The Loco-Motion, which launched her music career.
“Ed wasn’t even a glint in his mother’s eyes and yet he managed to learn this song for tonight,” she said of the classic, originally recorded by Little Eva.
The Shape of You singer said it hadn’t been a problem to learn the song for the memorial as he had loved it from a young age.
Afterwards, Kylie and Ed shared a hug on stage as the audience cheered and applauded their landmark performance.
Making an appearance: A source said: “He wrote Visiting Hours in quarantaine in Australia, performed it at the concert and asked Kylie to be there as she was there too, the couple having hit it off” (Kylie pictured in 2020)