May 10, 2019 12:49 pm
Updated: May 10, 2019 1:03 pm

Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran team up on single ‘I Don’t Care’

WATCH: After teasing fans on social media this week, on Friday, pop star Justin Bieber and English singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran released a new song.

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After weeks of teasing fans with a social media countdown and various pictures together, Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber have released a brand new single called I Don’t Care.

The upbeat pop track dropped on Friday morning with an accompanying lyric video.

“Hope everyone enjoys the music coming out tomorrow,” wrote Sheeran in an Instagram post on Thursday. “I’m super happy and proud of it.”

“Please play the song loud, dance, sing, smile to it. And tell your mum. Love you all,” he concluded.

Justin Bieber (R) watches the show with Ed Sheeran from the Glamour pit during the MTV EMA’s 2015 at the Mediolanum Forum on Oct. 25, 2015, in Milan, Italy.

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This is the third time that Bieber has collaborated with Sheeran.

The English singer/songwriter co-write Bieber’s 2015 hit Love Yourself, as well as Major Lazer‘s Cold Water (2016), which featured the Ontario-born pop sensation.

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It’s currently unclear whether I Don’t Care is a standalone single or if it will appear on either Sheeran’s or Bieber’s next studio albums.

Sheeran is still busy on the road with his extensive Divide world tour, which is set to conclude in August.

Typically, he has left a three-year gap between each of his album releases, however, that has never been a confirmed trend.

Divide was released in 2017, so some fans on Twitter have speculated that his follow-up will come sometime in 2020.

Bieber, however, recently broke a short-lived musical hiatus in April after performing onstage with Ariana Grande at Coachella.

He revealed he was working on a follow-up to 2015’s Purpose before leaving the stage. Album coming soon,” he told the crowd.

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Since his last album, Purpose (2015), Bieber’s released no new original material, however, he’s been featured on a variety of different singles, including David Guetta‘s 2U (2017) and more recently, DJ Khaled‘s No Brainer (2018).

Bieber’s last full performance was in the summer of 2017, during the Purpose world tour. Fans might be able to expect another show before the end of the year.

The Canadian idol announced a break from his music career in March. He was set on focusing on both his family and mental health — something he’s struggled with in the past.

Bieber’s recent promise of new music was fulfilled very quickly it seemed.

Justin Bieber (L) and Ed Sheeran attend the world premiere of ‘Ed Sheeran: Jumpers For Goalposts’ at Odeon Leicester Square on Oct. 22, 2015, in London, England.

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The widely positive reception of I Don’t Care has seemingly made a good start to the weekend for thousands of fans across the globe.

I Don’t Care is now available on all major streaming platforms.

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While Bieber has no currently scheduled tour dates, Sheeran kicks off the final leg of his tour, in Europe, at the end of the month.

adam.wallis@globalnews.ca

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