Fireboy DML likely hadn’t the slightest idea that he would be collaborating with Ed Sheeran for a remix of his song “Peru.” This is exactly what happened when Ed Sheeran heard the original track was moved enough to reach out to Fireboy and present his verse for the song. This resulted in “Peru (Remix),” which turned out to be Fireboy’s most successful song to date.
Originally, “Peru” was released on July 20, 2021, as a non-album song. The song gained a lot of traction and reached #1 on ‘UK Afrobeats Singles Chart,’ which likely put the song on Ed Sheeran’s radar. According to Fireboy, Ed Sheeran reached out to him on Instagram DMs and talked about a collaboration. Their remix version was released on December 24, 2021.
Fireboy DML talked about the meaning and inspiration behind “Peru” with Deezer; “the song is basically saying don’t overthink stuff, just live your life, enjoy the music, breathe and live in it. Nothing really deep per se. But personally, to me, the song has taught me not to overthink stuff, and it’s just a song to make enjoy yourself.”
Listen to “Peru (Remix)” by Fireboy DML & Ed Sheeran
Fireboy DML “Peru (Remix)” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
The song is all about the good vibes one should live by. Like the singer explained above, this is a song to let go of your stresses and just relax and vibe to it.
In the first verse of the song, Fireboy sings about a beautiful woman (“omoge”) who has stolen his heart. She makes him want to wombolombo, a popular phrase for a relaxed dance.
The term ‘peru para’ loosely translates to ‘the name is losing control.’
In the second verse of the song, Fireboy shouts out Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa. It is also known as ‘Jozi’ and the ‘city of Gold.’
“Mo n korin funwon won jo si” means he is singing for them — the people of Johannesburg. Fireboy also shouts out San Fransisco, California, where “Peru” was written and recorded.
In the third verse, Ed Sheeran jumps on the track and works his magic on it. He talks about being in love as the ultimate form of being at peace.
I wanna feel you over me, yeah
Somethin’ magic in your eyes
Ed Sheeran also shouts out West London, UK, his home country. However, Ed Sheeran refuses to travel to Peru nation as he prefers somewhere quiet with his girl.
All around, “Peru” is such a good-vibe song that you can listen on full blast driving down a highway with your sunroof down. Let us hear what you think about the song and the music video in the comments below.
Check out the complete lyrics on Genius.