Ed Sheeran Releases Lil Baby Remix Of ‘2step’ – Royalties Going To Ukraine Relief
The original track appeared on Sheeran’s fifth studio album =, which was released last year. The music video for the new version of 2step was filmed in Kyiv, Ukraine before Russia began its invasion of the country in February.
Ed Sheeran said in a statement: “I filmed the video for 2step in the city of Kyiv, Ukraine before the devastating acts of violence started to take place. 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”
The Ukrainian production company behind the clip, Radioaktivefilm, added: “This video really reminds us of the best of times; it was the last video we did before our world fell apart. Watching it gives us some normality and happiness, and we hope you enjoy this video as much as we do right now.”
Sheeran also took part in the Concert For Ukraine, which aired on ITV in March in aid of the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. The concert raised over £12million, with the figure expected to keep rising.
Sheeran had been teasing his collaboration with Lil Baby for some time. “Been a big fan of @lilbaby for a while now, so excited to have him on the remix of this song and video,” Sheeran wrote on Instagram. “It’s an honour, hope everyone enjoys, April 22nd, few more surprises after that.”