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Ellie Goulding Teams Up With Blackbear for Carefree ‘Worry About Me’

Ellie Goulding has entered 2020 with her past behind her. In a collaboration of unique vocal talent, the UK songstress called on blackbear for the moving-on anthem, “Worry About Me.”

“Lately I don’t think, I don’t think about you, feelin’ so free / Been jumpin’ through hoops to get under you, but now I’m cool / Baby, you don’t gotta, you don’t gotta worry, worry ’bout me,” Goulding breezes above a stirring beat.

The accompanying Emil Nava-directed video takes on a more sinister tone, is set in a surreal woodland in middle America, as Goulding takes control after being stranded in a remote cabin with twin mayhem-causing blackbears.

“’Worry About Me’ is a song I wrote reminiscing about a time a guy wanted me at his convenience, just as I was getting over him,” the songstress said of the tune. “It is intentionally tongue-in-cheek because I’m not at all bitter, I just found it humorous. It was refreshing to write, in the sunshine of LA, because at the time I was writing dark songs about my state of mind in New York.”

“It’s a song with a passive yet descriptive message of independence charisma & attitude while a statue of smooth still stands tall – I love this side of Ellie Goulding over this tempo and darker hip-hop production,” blackbear added. “Ellie, to me, is the voice of the UK and is a special artist and human. There was not a hint of hesitation or lack of enthusiasm to get this done asap and shoot a crazy video where I have a twin brother (dark parent trap for adults if you will).”

Goulding also announced her currently untitled album, which will be arriving June 5. Watch the “Worry About Me” video below.

Via: Billboard