Ed Sheeran dropped his No.6 Collaborations Project last night featuring collaborations with Justin Bieber, Cardi B, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Travis Scott.
The Astroworld rapper appears on the song “Antisocial,” for which he has also debuted a cinematic video. In the outrageous Dave Meyers-directed clip, the two take on different characters, rocking costumes and wigs in the movie-inspired scenes.
Ed rides in a Popemobile-like Jeep while birds crash into him in one scene inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, while Travis channels Edward Scissorhands while playing a dentist. There are also references to Pulp Fiction and The Martian. At the end of the clip, Sheeran asks Scott for the last French fry while sitting at a diner.
“Check out my video for the next single, Antisocial with @travisscott, was so fun shooting this,” Ed wrote on Instagram. “Can you spot the movie references?”
During an interview with iHeartRadio’s Charlamagne Tha God, the British crooner opened up about the collaboration. “‘Antisocial’ is almost an extension of ‘I Don’t Care,’ in relation to his social anxiety,” said Sheeran, who bonded with Travis over their similar experiences with anxiety. “He has it, and we were talking about it, and I think he’s very lucky that the girl that he’s with [Kylie Jenner]. He says that they have a similar thing where they just have their little circle.”
He added, “He struck me as someone that I had a lot in common with, basically. He doesn’t seem to me to be the type of person that’s chasing fame. It’s all to better himself as an artist.”
No.6 Collaborations Project is available now featuring 15 tracks, including “BLOW” with Bruno Mars and Chris Stapleton, “Beautiful People” with Khalid, “I Don’t Care” featuring Justin Bieber, and “Cross Me” with Chance the Rapper and PnB Rock.