Ed Sheeran’s new music video was filmed in Ukraine, according to him.
The English superstar dropped the crispy, new visual to his track, 2step, featuring rapper, Lil Baby, on Friday. Opening the video is a statement from Ed that explained how he took a trip to Kyiv in February to shoot the music video, just before Russian president, Vladimir Putin, launched his invasion.
All proceeds from the record and its video will be going to the DEC’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, he confirmed. In his empathic 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. 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 features Ed taking a casual stroll through the streets of the Ukraine capital at night, as folks that walked past him disappeared into thin air. Dancers and other street artists then gather around him as he and rapper Lil Baby keep to their onward journey down the street before eventually joining in the dance.