Maury County’s Mt. Pleasant High School continues to make its mark on-screen, this time in the latest music video from Ed Sheeran for his new trending track with Taylor Swift, “The Joker and the Queen.”
The video was released Thursday on Youtube and has generated more than 2.7 million views in less than 24-hours after its release. It prominently features scenes shot within the local high school’s band room, gymnasium and classrooms as well as its exterior.
The production is a stirring continuation of the two immensely popular musician’s first collaboration, “Everything Has Changed,” released in 2012 on Swift’s 2012 album “Red.”
The video continues the narrative of the first release depicting the same actors forming a loving bond as elementary school students now as college students off on their own.
The song was originally released on Sheeran’s 2021 album “=.” and has now been re-released as a single with Swift sharing the vocal lead.
“It’s no secret, producers and directors are partnering with The Mount when they want world-class visuals and creative administrators who can see their vision,” said Ryan Jackson, the school’s principal. “I am really proud of the students they are going wild today and are all about it. It is just all the buzz. They can take pride in that.”
“There is no denying it,” Jackson added. “It is something that the kids can hang their hat on and be super proud of.”
The video’s director, Emil Nava, spent time with the students, sharing his experiences in the filmmaking and music industries.
Ed Sheeran, left, takes the stage in London in 2014 with close pal and collaborator Taylor Swift.
The British chef turned director launched his career with Jessie J’s song “Do It Like A Dude”.
He has directed more than 100 videos working with Post Malone, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Jonas, Dua Lipa, Selena Gomez, T.I. and Pharrell and Rihanna.
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“It’s not every day an international music video director, after having recently wrapped production on a major project, speaks to our students about navigating a career in showbiz, working hard to get there and even harder when you do get there,” Jackson said. “It was a cool opportunity for the kids. He is super authentic and real and talked about his work ethic and the importance