Ed Sheeran provides some serious fitness inspiration in the gritty new music video for his song “Shape of You,” in which the red-haired crooner transforms into a boxer thanks to the encouragement of an impressively active new love interest.
In the video, Sheeran starts hitting up a boxing gym where he becomes enamored of both the popular workout and a particularly tough partner. An intense training montage ensues, cutting back and forth between workouts and some low-key hangs, before Sheeran is put to the test: an underground fight. But in a twist, he’s matched up against a sumo wrestler while he dons a giant inflatable sumo suit.
“Shape of You” was released in tandem with “Castle on the Hill” as the first set of preview tracks from the U.K. native’s third studio album ÷; the latter’s music video, released Jan. 23, has accumulated over 22 million YouTube views thus far. To date, both singles have amassed more than 560 million worldwide streams.