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Ed Sheeran & Ukrainian Band Antytila Release Song From The Frontline

Ukrainian group Antytila has teamed up with Ed Sheeran, releasing a new song partly filmed and recorded while serving in the war against Russia.

Antytila are one of the biggest musical acts in Ukraine but stopped working to join the military.

Earlier in the year, Antytila reached out to Ed Sheeran via TikTok whilst fighting in the war in Ukraine, asking if they could perform at a charity concert in the U.K via video link.

Topolya said that because of this, Sheeran's team then proposed a collaboration with the band. The video has since had over one million views on Youtube.

Lead singer of Antytila, Tara Topolya told the BBC "Ed feels that pain, compassion and sympathy for Ukrainian people,".

After writing the lyrics for the band's collaborative song with Ed Sheeran, members of the group were also able to film while on the frontline in Kharkiv.


"We just stopped in the middle of the road and were singing there in the middle of nowhere," Topolya said.


The group say they have given up music for the time being in order to work on the front line.


"When your home is in danger, you have to defend it. You must do something," he said.

Proceeds from the song, released on Monday, will go to help the people of Ukraine.

You can hear the song below: