Ed Sheeran has released his “Galway Girl” video, which stars “Brooklyn” actress Saoirse Ronan. The English singer-songwriter shot the video himself from the first-person perspective, and the resulting footage is quite charming. The clip starts with Sheeran finishing his performance in a concert, then going into a bar where he is greeted by Ronan, who takes his hand and guides him through the crowded place. Then, they roam the streets of Galway, Ireland, where Sheeran was a street performer as a teenager.
The pair also go into a tattoo parlor, where Ronan pretends to ink the name of the song on Sheeran’s skin. However, Ronan tricked him and Sheeran ended up with a tattoo that reads “Galway Grill”, like the name of a restaurant in Ireland’s Epcot Center that only serves Guinness beer and potatoes three ways. “She really took the piss out of me with this one,” Sheeran told the crowd during a performance in Ireland last month. “I’m actually kind of proud of her. It’s the kind of thing that I would do.”
The video was directed by Jason Koenig, who also helmed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” video, which was released in January. The song is from the singer’s “÷ (Divide)” album, which was released on March 3. Check out the “Galway Girl” video below: