Worry About Me
by Ellie Goulding (featuring Blackbear)

Album: Brightest Blue (2020)
Charted: 78

Songfacts®:

  • Here, Ellie Goulding asserts her independence to an ex who is still clinging to her.

    Baby, you don't gotta, you don't gotta worry, worry 'bout 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


    Goulding wrote the song in sunny Los Angeles while recollecting an ex who wanted her "at his convenience" just as she was getting over him. Goulding intentionally penned the tune tongue-in-cheek as she found the situation amusing rather than acrimonious.
  • American rapper Blackbear supplies a verse where he accuses Goulding of being the clingy ex.
  • Goulding wrote this slice of R&B fueled pop with American songwriter Savan Kotecha and Swedes Ilya and Peter Svensson. Kotecha, Ilya and Svensson have also teamed up with Ariana Grande to pen several of her songs, including "Focus," "Breathin," and "Bad Idea."
  • Speaking on Heart Breakfast with Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden, Goulding praised Blackbear for laying down a flawless verse first time without them even being in the studio together.

    "This is one of the first times that someone has sent me something across and I just didn't have any notes or any comments," she said. "It was just so perfect this verse that he did. He absolutely nailed it."
  • The Emil Nava-directed video is set in a surreal woodland in middle America, where Goulding takes control after being stranded in a remote wood cabin with two black bears. The singer told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column that Guy Ritchie's gangster flicks Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels served as inspiration for the clip.

    "I loved it when they were all bloodied-up and they'd been punched in the face but they're carrying on laughing and joking," she said. "So I love stuff like that. And (the video) gave me an opportunity to act. I've always wanted to act."

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