Ed Sheeran’s ‘Don’t’ Music Video Stars Hip-Hop Contortionist: Watch

August 4, 2014 7:43 am

Ed Sheeran released the music video for his newest single “Don’t” on Monday.

The video, which includes cameos of the British singer on the news and driving through the neighborhood, stars a hip-hop contortionist who wakes up in a junkyard and immediately begins to bust his fluid dance moves through a stranger’s home.

The visual documents the evolution of the dancer’s social status as he goes from living on the streets to a millionaire with a mansion and a panoramic view of the city.

The 23-year-old was last spotted at a surprise acoustic set for Ruby Sessions last Wednesday. There, the “Give Me Love” singer delivered a mashup of “Don’t,” “Nina,” Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg‘s “The Next Episode,” Chris Brown‘s “Loyal,” and Blackstreet‘s “No Diggity.”

“Don’t,” the follow-up single to “Sing,” is off Ed’s X album, which is available on iTunes now. His sophomore LP debuted at No. 1 with 210,000 copies sold, according to the Nielsen SoundScan.

What are your thoughts on the video?