Ed Sheeran Filmed His New Video In Ukraine Before The Russian Invasion

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By @emilyontheradio

What are the chances that Ed Sheeran filmed his video for “2step” in Ukraine before it was invaded by Russia? Not impossible. Because he did.

When you consider that the city of Kyiv was once buzzing with people who felt safe and at peace, you get *chills* when you see the beautiful aerial views caught in the video.

In the beginning of the YouTube video, there is a note from Ed where he pledges to donate money made form the YouTube streams to help those affected by the violence there now.

I stand with Ukraine, and will be donating my record royalties from YouTube streams of the video to the DEC’s [The Disasters Emergency Committee] Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Here’s the video. The song’s catchy AF, by the way.