- Release Date:May 23, 6400
“I Don’t Care” is a song by English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran and Canadian singer Justin Bieber. It was released on 10 May 2019. Sheeran previewed the song on his Instagram on 5 May 2019, and Bieber shared another part of the song the following day,before both artists announced the full title and release date on 7 May.
The pair previously collaborated, with Sheeran co-writing Bieber’s 2015 song “Love Yourself”, and Major Lazer’s 2016 song “Cold Water”, which featured Bieber.
The song is performed in the key of F♯ major with a tempo of 100 beats per minute in common time. It follows a chord progression of F♯–D♯m–B–C♯, and the vocals span two octaves, from C♯4 to C♯6.
Both Bieber and Sheeran have shared posts alluding to an upcoming release on their respective social media accounts. Bieber initially tweeted “Big fan” at Sheeran, and several days later, posted pictures of himself and Sheeran wearing Hawaiian shirts and standing in front of a green screen. Bieber also posted an edit of the pictures, with himself “spooning” Sheeran, with the caption “10”. Several days later, he posted the number 7 against a black background, and the next day tweeted “6”, which was reported as a countdown set to end on 10 May. The same day, Sheeran and Bieber also shared the same poll on their Instagram accounts, asking followers “Do you want new music?” with the options “Yes”, “No” and “Idc”.
On 5 May, Sheeran shared a short clip of the song on his Instagram of him saying he has “new music” coming out, before showing his computer and pressing play on a file named “idc_v10.05.wav”. Bieber later previewed part of the same file on his Instagram, confirming his involvement, as well as tagging Sheeran with the caption “Friday”. The full title and release date were formally announced on both artists’ social media on 7 May.
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||92|
|Japan (Japan Hot 100)||26|
|US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)||4|
|US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)||19|
|US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)||22|