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Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber release collaboration single

'I Don't Care' marks second time pop pair have worked together on a track

Justin Bieber posted this pic of himself and Ed Sheeran to tease the forthcoming single. Twitter.
Justin Bieber posted this pic of himself and Ed Sheeran to tease the forthcoming single. Twitter.

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber have dropped a new single online, I Don’t Care, produced by Max Martin, Shellback and FRED.

The single is the second collaboration between the superstar pop pairing – the two previously co-wrote Bieber’s 2015 hit Love Yourself.

Bieber himself was first to announce the single’s release, with a curt tweet saying simply “It’s out. I don’t care.”

The pop sensation probably spoke for millions, but in fact it seems the title refers not to the collaboration itself, but the pair’s respective “babies” (Bieber’s wife Hailey Baldwin, and Sheeran’s better half Cherry Seaborn), or perhaps babies in general, who make them not care about all the bad things in life.

“Cause I don’t care when I’m with my baby, yeah/All the bad things disappear/,” Sheeran sings. while Bieber concurs: “I can deal with the bad nights when I’m with my baby, yeah/’Cause I don’t care/As long as you hold me near/You can take me anywhere/And you’re making me feel like I’m loved by somebody/I can deal with the bad nights when I’m with my baby, yeah.”

Sheeran was at least a little more informative in his own Instagram post to announce the impending cultural leviathan, telling his followers “Me and @justinbieber have got a new song out. It's called "I Don't Care" hope you like it x (link in bio)”

The pair began teasing the new track on social media earlier this week. After Bieber tweeted “big fan” to Sheeran on April 25, both singers started sharing mysterious photos to their social media accounts with the number “10” written in their captions.

Bieber shared two side-by-side photos on his Instagram and Twitter pages that depicted him and Sheeran standing separately in front of a green screen while pulling the same pose of looking over their shoulder at the camera with a smirk.

I Don’t Care is available for streaming and download now, and despite, for many, being the stuff of nightmares seems likely to break the pop charts.

And if nothing else, this pairing seems to make a lot more sense than Sheeran's bizarre link up with Game of Thrones for a roundly mocked cameo in 2017's Season 7 opener.

Updated: May 10, 2019 05:12 PM

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