Rudimental: Ed Sheeran's ‘Lay It All on Me’ music video
The last time Ed Sheeran collaborated with Rudimental, it resulted in a music video that brought us Ray Liotta as a drunk, horseback-riding, washed-up rock star.
Now, “Lay It All on Me,” the second collaboration between the “Thinking Out Loud” crooner and the British drum and bass band, has its own strange and specific music video.
Released on Friday, the disorienting black-and-white video first shows the members of the band standing with younger versions of themselves. The camera spins around a dizzying series of small rooms filled with ballerinas, barking dogs, and piles of trash bags attended by butterflies, while words like Life, Struggle, Brotherhood, and Expression are superimposed on the rapidly changing scene. Watch it above.
“This is the first time we’ve featured in one of our own videos,” the band tweeted along with the link. “#LayItAllOnMe is now live!”
“Lay It All on Me” is the fifth single from the quartet’s sophomore album, We the Generation, which was released on Oct. 2. When the song debuted on Sept. 24, Sheeran tweeted, “This is my final thing I’m releasing for a while.”