Ed Sheeran has been popping up here and there doing as he pleases in the latter half of 2015 with some interesting guest spots on records and enjoying his success as one of the hardest partiers in music according to many. He has been close with UK electronic band Rudimental for a couple years now, taking them out on tour and featuring them on the re-release of his album x. He lent his talents to Rudimental's latest album We The Generation on the soft and soulful track "Lay It All On Me," which they have been pushing hard, including a recent performance on Ellen.
Much like the track itself, the performance is a straight forward, no-frills daytime showcase of the two artists and their music. Ed Sheeran shines and the vocalist and camera focal point, while the members of Rudimental each jam away on keys, drum machines and guitars. They are supported by a drummer and backing vocals from Anne-Marie and Will Heard. Sheeran sounds just as good live as he does on the record, though seeing him without a guitar is a little strange.
"Lay It All On Me" was the final single shared before We The Generation's eventual release on Oct. 2. The pair unveiled the official single music video last month, highlighting as Rudimental said "our individual journeys through life... and how important love, friendship and family are to us."
The group has been touring all fall and will continue to do so over the next month in Australia and Asia, before returning home for some gigs in the UK.
Watch the performance below.