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Indie sensation Ed Sheeran has released a music video tied with the upcoming film The Fault in Our Stars, an adaptation of the bestselling young adult novel by John Green, which is eagerly awaited by passionate fans of the book. Ed Sheeran had long been associated with the film’s soundtrack but had not made mention of a music video until its release today. Entitled All of the Stars, the catchy and endearing song will be sure to boost Sheeran’s fame even further.
As FDRMX covered a few days ago, The Fault in Our Stars tells the budding friendship between Hazel Lancaster and Augustus Waters, two teenagers living with inoperable cancer. Throughout their conversations and exploits the two grow closer as they try to find meaning in the terrible situation fate has left them in. The book became an extremely popular sell in 2012, reaching #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List. Following a showering of awards and enthusiastic reviews the rights were sold and immediately fast tracked for film production by Fox 2000.
While the previous video of the week showcased a budding band, this video has some interesting star power in Sheeran’s reputation. Mostly known in America for his songs The A Team and Lego House, he is also know for his songwriting for artists such as Taylor Swift and One Direction. His newest album x (read as multiply) is set for a June 23rd release. Perhaps the most touching detail that makes Sheeran the perfect choice for the soundtrack was when he sang over the phone to Triona, an irish teen with cystic fibrosis who died in her sleep minutes afterwards.
The video surprisingly downplays its direct involvement with the film by only showing one brief shot of star Shaliene Woodley’s eyes. Instead, the video is an entire montage of many different motivational sayings and drawings posted all over a wall. The uplifting beat is complimented by lyrics which ensure that the “stars will guide us home”. While similar to Grouplove’s previous contribution, Sheeran’s entry embraces a darker and more daunting tone making it a better fit for the themes of the upcoming film. Sheeran himself appears at the end of the video, brooding on a couch among the tacked-on-the-wall notes of encouragement. Its an effective cameo that perfectly closes out an emotional video.
Watch the music video here and be sure to look for The Fault in Our Stars when it hits theaters June 6th.