Ed Sheeran has stated that he is “grateful” that he was granted the opportunity to film his music video in Ukraine before the Russian president’s decision to invade the nation.
And it appears that fans should begin streaming “2step” right away since he and his collaborator, Lil Baby, will be contributing the record royaltiesfrom the video’s streams to support individuals impacted by the conflict.
According to rumors, the proceeds from the YouTube streaming would be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s (DEC) Ukraine humanitarian appeal.
Ed Sheeran and Lil Baby appear in the video as they stroll through a cityscape backdrop in Kyiv. It was captured in February.
Henry Scholfield directed the “2Step” music video, which changes via sleek choreography as the vocalists and their crew travel throughout the city.
The “Thinking Out Loud” singer claimed he felt “very welcomed” during his visit and commended the country for being a “proud and resilient country.”
“It was my first time visiting the nation and I felt very welcomed during my stay there – everyone from the production staff to the numerous individuals I met over my days off,” the British singer-songwriter says.
Radioaktivefilm, the Ukrainian production firm behind the music video, stated that the entire video reminded them of “the finest of times.”
They even said it was their final video before their world broke apart.
“Watching it gives us a sense of normalcy and happiness, and we hope you appreciate it as much as we do right now.”
However, this was not Ed Sheeran’s first time donating the money to charity.
The “Photographs” singer previously led a charity event for Ukraine with other singers such as Emeli Sande and Camila Cabello, and they allegedly earned almost $15 million for Ukraine.
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However, Ed Sheeran’s new music video comes after he won his copyright court fight, in which a judge ruled that his song “Shape Of You” was not a duplicate of another composition.
The judge dismissed Sami Switch’s accusation that Ed plagiarized his 2015 song “Oh Why” in his 2017 smash track.
The judge ruled that Ed “neither intentionally nor unintentionally” duplicated a sentence.
Following the ruling, the artist took to social media to express how the entire situation had been “very destructive” as copyright lawsuits ripped through the music business.
He is poised to get over $2.7 million in royalties for the song that was frozen during the whole court battle.
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