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Ed Sheeran’s new music video was filmed in Kyiv right before Russian invasion of Ukraine

Ed Sheeran walks down an abandoned Kyiv street in his new music video for 2step (Picture: Warner Music Group)

Ed Sheeran’s new music video was shot in Ukraine, he has revealed.

The musician released the brand new music video for his track 2step, featuring rapper LilBaby, on Friday.

Opening the video is a statement from Ed explaining how he travelled to Kyiv in February to shoot the video, right before the invasion was launched by Russian president Vladimir Putin.

All proceeds from the song and video will go to the DEC’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, he coffirmed.

In his heartfelt statement, set to a black screen, Ed wrote: ‘I filmed the video for 2step in the city of Kyiv, Ukraine before the devastating acts of violence started to take place.

‘It was my first time visiting the country and I felt so welcomed during my stay there.

Ed praised the Ukrainian people for being ‘proud and resilient’ (Picture: Warner Music Group)

‘Everyone from the production crew to the many people I met across my days off.

He continued: ‘Ukraine is a proud and resilient country and I’m grateful to have had the chance to film my video there.

‘I stand with Ukraine.’

The music video itself features Ed walking through the streets of the Ukraine capital at night, as people walking past him disappear into thin air.

Dancers and other street artists then surround him as he and rapper LilBaby continue down the street before eventually joining in the dance.

His collaboration with LilBaby has been teased for several months, with Ed previously saying he was a ‘big fan’ of the rapper.

Ed also wrote on Instagram that there would be a ‘few more surprises’ to come after the release of the 2step music video, though is keeping those secrets tightly under wraps.

Rapper Lil Baby featured in the song after teasing a collaboration with Ed for several months (Picture: Warner Music Group)

The Shivers singer has been vocal in his support for Ukraine since the invasion was launched in February.

Last month, Ed was among the artists taking part in the televised Concert for Ukraine fundraiser.

He performed alongside Senorita singer Camila Cabello at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham.

At the fundraiser, Camila said on stage that they were ‘all praying tonight for the peace and the safety of the people in the Ukraine’.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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