The first time that Ed Sheeran and Rudimental collaborated, it was unintentional.

Back in February, Rudimental’s DJ Locksmith told MTV that they were in touch with Sheeran long before he was a household name. After hearing the original version of “Bloodstream” off of Sheeran’s second studio album, Rudimental eventually decided to give it their own spin. And according to Sheeran, it was one of the best remixes he’d ever had.

“We’ve known Ed for years. I remember when we first saw him getting noticed by everyone, he gave us one of his tracks to remix and he said it was one of the best remixes he’d ever had. We’d never recorded with him before, but we kept the connection and he’s a massive name now.”

Adding even more authenticity to this project, Sheeran and Rudimental decided to have Ray Liotta play the lead role in the music video for “Bloodstream.” Yes, I’m talking about that Ray Liotta.

Released just two weeks ago, “Lay It All On Me” is the fifth song on Rudimental’s second studio album, We Are The Generation. A couple years back, the British drum-and-bass band found their way into the spotlight with “Waiting All Night.” But certainly, nothing will draw them more mainstream attention than their eminent smash-hit with Ed Sheeran, “Lay It All On Me.

However, we’re not here to give you a history lesson. We’re here to insist that you listen to “Lay It All On Me,” because it will probably make you forget how much Monday sucks.

And if nothing else, for you to see just the latest proof that creativity is still alive and well in the music industry.

 CLIP: “Lay It All On Me” by Rudimental (feat. Ed Sheeran) 

FULL: “Lay It All On Me” by Rudimental (feat. Ed Sheeran) 

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