Pop! Who on earth does not like pop songs? I had never found one yet but who knows, right? Okay, let’s just jump straight to the point. I have some things to share about this one extremely famous pop song, I Don’t Care from Ed Sheeran and our previous pop prince, Justin Bieber. People said this ‘pop prince’ title had been taken by Shawn Mendes. Unfortunately, I am not writing about that today so, what is it about I Don’t Care?
I Don’t Care is the most viewed music video and stayed at the top position in mostly every chart within a month of release. People were looking forward to this collaboration between Ed and Justin. A week before the release of this song, dozens of memes and videos about their friendship and the possibility of their collaboration might happen years ago was recalled. In this song, they shared their experiences and their feelings at a party.
You can find that they used this song to describe themselves at a party but want to leave because they were having social anxiety and feeling lonely. Then, you will find the happy part when that special someone by their side saves the day and makes them feel less alone in the end. Based on what I read on the Genius website, they explain this song’s lyrics meaning.
“And I don’t ever wear a suit and tie yeah” – This line tells about how Ed Sheeran was criticized by fans for wearing a t-shirt and jeans when he did his performance with gown-clad Beyonce for the “Perfect Duet”. The following day, he responded in an Instagram story by uploading a formal attire with a “#dresstoimpress”. Despite his tendency to dress casually, he still wears suits when necessary.
“You know I love ya, did I ever tell ya?” -His love confession to his wife in almost every song I’ve heard is so heart-warming. Many do not know about this, even myself until I read an article about him being married to a woman named Cherry Seaborn.
“I always feel like I’m nobody. Mm. Who wants to fit in anyway?” -His fans similarly describe him. Sarah Barrios used a similar description which is “He’s the quiet pop artist, both under the radar and massive at the same time”. This shows who Ed truly is to the world.
“I’m crippled with anxiety” -This line belongs to Justin. He has forthcoming about his struggle with a variety of mental health issues and anxiety. In a Feb 2019 interview with Vogue, Justin shared: “I got depressed on tour… 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 sometime… 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.”
Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber worked on I Don’t Care together as well as Justin’s Purpose single, “Love Yourself” and, “Cold Water”. During the week ending May 25, 2019, “I Don’t Care” debuted at #2 on the HOT 100. The song is Sheeran’s seventh top 10 and Bieber’s fifteenth on the Billboard chart.
In my opinion, this song is the most joyful but has a deep meaning.
That is all I will share about this song. If you want to know the tea then, you should try to search for it. Reading is everything, guys!
Written by, Nurul Anis Wahdah binti Md Nasir
Edited by,Rayvathi a/p Theivindran