He’s back! Justin Bieber dropped “I Don’t Care” with Ed Sheeran on Friday, May 10, and it’s both catchy and personal. The song talks about his anxiety and how his significant other helps him get through tough situations. We’re looking at you, Hailey Baldwin!
The “Shape of You” singer, 28, sings the first verse and chorus, and then Justin, 25, chimes in with some pretty vulnerable lyrics. “We at a party we don’t wanna be at,” he begins. “Tryna talk, but we can’t hear ourselves/ Press your lips, I’d rather kiss ’em right back/ With all these people all around/ 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.”
The “Sorry” crooner has been open about his issues with mental health in the past. “I got really depressed on tour,” he told Vogue in February. “I haven’t talked about this, and I’m still processing so much stuff that I haven’t talked about. I was lonely. I needed some time.” He also revealed that he and Hailey are opposites when it comes to how they choose to deal with their emotions, but because of that, their relationship works.
“I’m the emotionally unstable one,” he told the outlet. “I struggle with finding peace. I just feel like I care so much and I want things to be so good and I want people to like me. Hailey’s very logical and structured, which I need. I’ve always wanted security — with my dad being gone sometimes when I was a kid, with being on the road. With the lifestyle I live, everything is so uncertain. I need one thing that’s certain. And that is my baby boo.”
Thankfully, he can channel those feelings into music. We don’t know about y’all, but we’re going to be playing “I Don’t Care” on repeat!