Don't Check On Me
by Chris Brown (featuring Justin Bieber)

Album: Indigo (2019)
Charted: 29 67
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  • This mellow, guitar-driven track finds Chris Brown reflecting on a former girlfriend who is struggling to move on.

    Don't check on me
    If we're not together, then it's probably for a reason
    Every heartbreak has its season
    It ain't always summer in June

    The singer has cut his ties with his ex, so he doesn't want her calling him.
  • Justin Bieber takes the baton on the second verse with a similar message to his former girlfriend.

    I'm distant 'cause I don't wanna be reached now
    Won't let the ghosts of our past weigh my future down

    Bieber's relationship had been a toxic one. Now that he's over it, he doesn't want any reminders of his ex.
  • The emotionally charged ballad is the fifth in a long line of collaborations between Brown and Bieber, which started with 2011's "Up (Remix)," and "Next 2 You." The pair also worked together on "Actin' Up" and "Ladies Love Me."
  • "Don't Check on Me" was produced by Sheldon Ferguson and Atia "INK" Boggs. Ink also supplies some guest vocals.


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