Two of pop’s biggest stars have teamed up for a new anthem.
Ed Sheeran released a duet with Justin Bieber titled “I Don’t Care” on Friday after teasing the track earlier this week. Produced by the legendary Max Martin, along with Shellback and FRED, the song — which could easily be a contender for song of the summer — is about being able to overcome anything as long as you’re with your “baby.”
“Cause I don’t care when I’m with my baby, yeah / All the bad things disappear / And you’re making me feel like I maybe I am somebody,” Sheeran sings, as Bieber chimes in, “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.”
“I’m crippled with anxiety / But I’m told it’s where we’re s’posed to be / You know what? / It’s kinda crazy ’cause I really don’t mind / And you make it better like that,” he croons.
The track comes after Sheeran announced on Tuesday that he and Bieber had a new duet set to premiere worldwide this Friday. Bieber previewed the track on Twitter as well, sharing an eight-second snippet teasing the tune’s bubbly pop production.
Additionally, Sheeran — who’s also set to appear as himself in Danny Boyle’s upcoming comedy film Yesterday — shared to Instagram a portion of the song’s lyrics.
Bieber previously teased new material at the end of April, after tweeting a photo of himself and Sheeran posing in front of a green screen.
Sheeran and Bieber have worked together in the past. The British singer-songwriter co-wrote Bieber’s smash 2015 hit “Love Yourself.” Sheeran originally wrote the track before Bieber tweaked it and put it on his Grammy-nominated album Purpose.
This is Sheeran’s first new release since his Grammy-winning album ÷, and it’s Bieber’s first offering since 2015’s Purpose, although he’s been featured on a number of tracks since then. They also both appeared together recently in Lil Dicky’s “Earth” video, with Bieber voicing a baboon and Sheeran a koala.
Listed to “I Don’t Care” via the official lyric video above.