Ed Sheeran Reveals Jamal Edwards Planned ‘Are You Entertained’ Video
Ed Sheeran has revealed that the late Jamal Edwards was set to make the video for his new collaboration with Russ, Are You Entertained.
Sheeran said that the plans for the video were nearly abandoned following Edwards’ death in February. However, Jamal’s mother Brenda and sister Tanisha encouraged the singer to continue to work on the video for his collaboration with Russ and he is “proud” that they were able to bring Jamal’s vision to life.
Sheeran wrote on Instagram: “I was having dinner in New York in December when @russ came up to my table, I was a fan so we just sat and ate pasta and drink wine together. A few days later I sent him the rough idea for this song, the same day he emailed me back with it finished, which I loved. He said we should do a video, so I hit up @jamaledwards, knowing that he would create something incredible for us. Jamal then planned it out for the next couple of months, sending me locations, ideas, cameos, trying to make it the best video any of us could make.
“We were meant to shoot in February, but the day before Russ flew out, Jamal tragically died. Our whole world was upside down, and I had to cancel and just tell Russ it wasn’t happening, but he was so so understanding, to a level il never forget. Jamals mum @brendaedwardsglobal and sister @Tanisha.arts_ , a few weeks later said we should still try and make Jamals vision come to life, so with the help of his amazing production team at @radicalmedia_london and @jakenava directing, we shot it.
“I felt so sad on the day, but very proud. I wish Jam was here to see it, I wish we’d done it together, but he would be buzzing how all his people came together and brought his vision to life. Russ, thanks for being such an amazing human, and thank you to everyone who made this video happen. Jamal lives on forever. Are you entertained out now x.”