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.