Rudimental and Ed Sheeran take viewers on a heady, experimental journey with their video for the group’s single “Lay It All on Me,” exploring a series of rooms themed around topics like Struggle, Earth, Peace, Frustration, Brotherhood, Expression and Love.
The British electronic quartet – Piers Agget, Amir Amor, Kesi Dryden and DJ Locksmith – appear throughout the black-and-white clip, alongside children representing younger versions of themselves.
Throughout, the rooms are filled with a cycle of people (musicians, ballerinas) animals (barking dogs) and objects (garbage piles), interspersed with images of tanks, nuclear explosions, lightning strikes and burning money. Sheeran appears in a hazy fog, singing consolatory lyrics like, “If it hurts and you can’t take no more / Lay it all on me.”
“Lay It All on Me” appears on Rudimental’s second LP, We the Generation, which hit Number One on the UK Album Charts. The single will also be featured on X – Wembley Edition, a deluxe version of Sheeran’s second album, out November 13th.
Rudimental and Sheeran will perform the single November 16th on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, giving the track its American TV debut.