By Courtney E. Smith
It’s a brutal track, detailing infidelity and rejection, so for the visuals to accompany Ed Sheeran’s single “Don’t” he decided not to address the elephant in the room of who it might be about.
And he took himself out of it almost completely. Instead, we’re taken on a tour of the classes by a dancing man, perhaps in the vein of Sia’s “Chandelier.”
Director Emil Nava (Calvin Harris, Jessie J) trains the camera on a hip-hop dancer and follows him through the neighborhoods of Los Angeles, from shack to mansion.
As he breaks into house after house he acquires new clothing more suitable to his environments. It’s a quick lesson in economics, done in under five minutes.
The video doesn’t address if the woman in the track is, as rumored, Ellie Goulding.
Sheeran will tour North America in support of his album X, with dates starting in August. The full list is below.
8/21 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
8/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Ambleside Live
8/26 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center
8/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
8/29 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
8/30 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan
8/31 – Glendale, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena
9/2 – Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
9/4 – Cleveland, OH @ Wolstein Center
9/6 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
9/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
9/9 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
9/11 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
9/12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Arena at Gwinnett Center9/
9/13 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
9/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
9/16 – Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
9/17 – Auburn Hill, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
9/18 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre