Ed Sheeran is back with his first new melody in more than two years. “I Don’t Care” including Justin Bieber was created by Max Martin, Shellback and FRED, who additionally share composing credits on the melody with Bieber and long-lasting teammate Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd.
In the convention of the musical pop that has turned into a staple of both Sheeran’s and Bieber’s sound, the track’s beat comes civility of an acoustic catch that paces the vocals in right around a flittering fashion. Truth be told, the singers’ two voices merge together so flawlessly that it’s at times difficult to make out who’s singing which verse. Likewise for the obvious “ooh oohs” that bookend the chorus.
Lyrically, the song praises the comfort of a long-term relationship — a status update both Sheeran and Bieber can certainly guarantee — where an awful party won’t drag people down and neither will “crippling anxiety” brought on by unnamed “people.”
Hand applauds intersperse a breakdown towards the end, which leads into the song’s loving refrain, “I don’t care / I can deal with the bad nights / When I’m with my baby, yeah.”
It’s not the first time Sheeran and Bieber have collaborated musically: the 2015 Bieber hit “Love Yourself,” from his “Purpose” collection, was co-composed by Sheeran.
The melody is probably from an expected release, despite the fact that the art from Sheeran’s 2017 release “Divide” stays fastened to his social media handles and YouTube page, where the lyric video for “I Don’t Care” (watch it below) logged 300,000 views within 40 minutes.