Sheeran penned a note explaining that he filmed the song’s music video in Ukraine ahead of Russia’s invasion.
“I filmed the video for 2step in the city of Kyiv, Ukraine before the devastating acts of violence started to take place,” wrote the singer. “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. 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 and will be donating my record royalties from YouTube streams of the video to the DEC’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal x.”
Spent the evening pretending it wasn’t that deep
You could see in my eyes that it was taking over
I guess I was just blind and caught up in the moment
You know you take all of my stress right down
Help me get it off my chest and out