Photo: Drew de F Fawkes

Ed Sheeran + Burna Boy Share ‘For My Hand’ Video: Look + Listen

In the new video for the Nigerian pop star’s single, “For My Hand,” Burna Boy enlists the support of superstar singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran to take an elevator ride to the stars.

The video clip for the song is from Burna’s just-released sixth album, Love, Damini, and opens with the crooner hopping into the lift whose buttons contain both the singer’s names and the title of the song.

Switching between images of Sheeran and Burna (born Damini Ogulu) in the elevator and a couple performing a sensual dance as the doors open and close, the video transports the English pop star to a stone slab adrift in the ocean as he sings, “Hear my love is burning baby feels like time is frozen babe/ The night is for us I feel alone again/ Every moment is calling ye/ Feelings I been holding in/ It must be love.” And Burna, floating amidst the clouds, accompanies Sheeran on the lyrics, “Wherever you are girl that’s where I call my home/ Whenever you down here I’ll be letting you know.”

About the intimate title of his 19-track album, Burna told Billboard “That’s how I like to sign all my letters, because I didn’t know the proper [signoff].” “It’s a bit personal [because] it’s bringing you into my head on my birthday — when you turn 31 and ain’t got no kids, everything is going good and bad at the same time. You reflect and then you get as lit as possible. Then you sleep and wake up and reflect again. I’m reflecting on everything — what I’m doing and what’s happening where I’m from. Where I’m from is a part of where I’m going.”

In addition to Sheeran, the collection features collaborations with Kehlani, Khalid, Popcaan, J. Balvin, Blxst, J Hus, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Victony.

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Drew de F Fawkes