Ordinary World Outshines the High Life In Ed Sheeran's 'Beautiful People' Music Video: Watch

"That's not who we are. We are not beautiful,” sings Ed Sheeran on “Beautiful People,” a new collaboration with Khalid that hones in on the importance of staying true to yourself.

Three hours after the song arrived for the first time on digital music platforms, “Beautiful People” got an official music video that stays true to the song.   

Directed by Andy McLeod, the clip follows an ordinary couple on an ordinary day, who make for an ordinary holiday and have an extraordinary experience.    


The story begins as our pair are tapped and ushered out of the airport, where a stretch limo awaits. Before long, they’re at a pool party surrounded by all the beautiful people. And then a yacht, with more beautiful people.   

How very awkward and annoying when you’re surrounded by beautiful people when all you want is bed and a cup of cocoa.

Private jets, lamborghinis. Big deal. Our ordinary couple are happier in each other’s presence, playing sudoku when parties get in their way. This detour into the high life isn’t the right fit. 

Sheeran and Khalid appear briefly in the music video, sat in the front row at a fashion show. Among all the beautiful people.

Produced by Shellback, Max Martin, FRED and Sheeran, “Beautiful People” is the third track lifted from the Brit’s forthcoming No.6 Collaborations Project, after “I Don’t Care” and “Cross Me.”

Watch the “Beautiful People” video below.


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