Unlike their previous kiss-off-themed collaboration and contrary to the new song’s title, “I Don’t Care” exalts in the feel-good side of supportive romantic relationships. Produced by Max Martin, Shellback and FRED, the single is Sheeran’s first new music since 2017’s Divide.
“‘Cause I don’t care when I’m with my baby, yeah/All the bad things disappear/And you’re making me feel I like maybe I am somebody,” Sheeran sings, with Bieber’s backing vocals buoying the chorus. “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.”
Last week, Sheeran began teasing the new collaboration on social media. He unveiled a photo where the both of them are in front of a green screen, captioning it “10. Photoshop spoon.” A few days later he revealed partial lyrics followed by revealing the single’s release date and black-and-white cover art. Bieber shared similar photos in his Instagram feed.
The song is Sheeran’s first new music since 2017’s Divide, In January, Sheeran announced a new line of acoustic guitars called “Sheeran by Lowden.” Meanwhile, Bieber’s last album was 2015’s Purpose. Bieber recently made a surprise appearance during Ariana Grande’s Coachella set on April 21st, where he teased that a new album would be coming soon.