Watch: Ed Sheeran's Shape of You gets South Indian makeover in this cover

FP Staff

Apr,28 2017 17:01 50 IST

Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You', which has been covered innumerable times since it was released in January, now has a Carnatic version presented by education startup Indian Raga Project.

Indian Raga Project. Image from Facebook

Indian Raga Project. Image from Facebook

In this cover of 'Shape of You', Aditya Rao, Vinod Krishnan and Mahesh Raghvan use Carnatic vocals to give the song a South Indian twist. The tune of the original by Ed Sheeran is retained, and the background music is western.

So far, this video by Indian Raga Project has 3.2 million views on Facebook, and over 23,ooo likes and 25,000 shares. In the past, this startup has posted videos of other Carnatic compositions as well as dance performances.

'Shape of You''s popularity is evident from the 586,414,491 views that its lyric video and 905,639,770 views that its official video have. Some of the more popular covers of this song include a Bhangra version, Rupert Grint's reading of this song's lyrics and a dance routine by IIT Roorkee's students.

In March, Ed Sheeran also released his latest album Divide, which has 12 tracks. In 2016, the singer won an Emmy for his song 'Thinking of You'. He is set to play a cameo role in the seventh season of Game of Thrones. He revealed that he will be on screen only for five minutes and that his character will not die on the show.

Listen to the cover here: