November 6, 2015


Rudimental & Ed Sheeran Unveil Powerful "Lay It All on Me" Video: Watch

Rudimental enlisted frequent collaborator Ed Sheeran for their latest single "Lay It All on Me," a song which sees the drum-and-bass outfit's signature sound get a lush makeover. Now, what is arguably the best single of the U.K. group's career has a powerful music video.

The black-and-white visual showcases an array of different individuals, but the most striking moments are the gorgeous juxtaposition of images like a pile of garbage surrounded by butterflies, a breakdancing prison inmate and a ballerina screaming into a microphone. 

Throughout the video's different clips, dramatic (and sometimes cheesy) phrases flash across the screen like "Peace," "Brotherhood," and "I Will Never Let You Down." It sometimes feels a little much, but it does add a moving quality to the experience.

Already, "Lay It All on Me" is Rudimental's highest-charting single in America, at No. 62 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. With such an accessible sound and, now, a striking music video to go along with it, we don't imagine the cut slowing down anytime soon.