Ed Sheeran has released a new video for Don’t which features a seriously flexible dancer who pop locks his way from rags to riches in Los Angeles.
Following Ed’s video for ‘Sing’ he only makes two small cameo appearances in this video. The dancer wakes up in the ghetto and slowly makes his way into better and better homes, changing his clothes as he goes. He finally ends up in a beautiful LA mansion, gets suited and booted and then shows off some serious matrix-like dance moves.
The song might be inspired by a break-up but the music video, directed by Emil Nava, is quite inspirational. In an article by Rolling Stone Ed explains that the song is about a real-life romance with another singer who slept with one of Sheeran’s close friends while they were staying in the same hotel. And it definitely was not about Taylor Swift, contrary to internet rumours. “It’s 100 percent not about Taylor,” he said. “Taylor’s one of these people that if you piss her off and she writes a song about you, it’s not good news for you. I’ve never dated Taylor. I’ve dated a few singers, though.”
Don’t is the second single from Ed’s hugely popular second album X which has now been at Nº1 on the UK charts for six weeks – it’s the biggest selling album of the year in the UK.
The ‘Don’t’ EP is slated for release on August 24, and it includes a Rick Ross remix of the track as well as ‘Be My Husband (live at Glastonbury)’ plus ‘Everything You Are’.