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Ed Sheeran Donates ‘2Step’ Music Video Royalties To Ukraine Relief: Look + Listen

To honor the country where he filmed his 2021 music video, Ed Sheeran has pledged to donate the royalties from his ‘2step’ visual to Ukraine relief.

On Friday (4.22) the superstar singer/songwriter released the music video for his latest collaborative single with Lil Baby on YouTube and preempted the film with a written statement that the promo was filmed in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv before Russian forces invaded the country in February. 

“I filmed the video for 2step in the city of Kyiv, Ukraine before the devastating acts of violence started to take place,” the message at the start of the video reads. “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.”

To honour Ukraine and the local production staff who worked on the ‘2step’ video, Sheeran has vowed to donate all the proceeds from the YouTube streams of the promo to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

The DEC’s appeal helps those who were forced to flee their homes in Ukraine to escape the conflict.

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: Drew de F Fawkes