The video premiered this morning and gave fans a look into the teenager years of one of the world’s biggest musicians.
Shot in Sheeran’s hometown of Framlingham, in Suffolk, England, director George Belfield cast local teens from Sheeran’s high school to play Sheeran’s friends from his teen years. The video uses the track’s lyrics as inspiration, with scenes depicting a younger Ed and his pals running through hills, driving around the countryside, smoking and drinking and experiencing first kisses. As for 25 year-old Ed, he drives and walks around his hometown before meeting up with friends at the video’s close.
The video stars a Sheeran look-a-like, who’s such a convincing younger version of Ed that Ed joked on his Instagram that his father may have had a secret affair.