“Worry About Me” by Ellie Goulding and Blackbear

In this song, what Ellie Goulding is actually saying is ‘don’t worry about me’.  And who she is making this statement to specifically is an ex-boyfriend who, out of the blue, has decided to call. His aim is to try to get reacquainted with her. Well, the overall implication is that he is the one who messed up their relationship in the first place. And whereas initially Ellie had a difficult time getting over him, now she has moved on, enjoying “good times” and “late nights” in the aftermath. So basically, she doesn’t appreciate dude reaching out to her at this moment. Indeed she is under the impression that he is basically hating and jealous now that she’s in a “a good place” and “seeing someone new”.

Meanwhile Blackbear is apparently portraying the role of said ex. And throughout he is relaying one fundamental sentiment. And this is that he has come to the realization that Ellie has indeed recuperated from their breakup and is now experiencing a newfound sense of freedom. 


So in summation, we can say that “Worry About Me” is centered on the idea of ladies not wanting to be spontaneously bothered by their exes on a romantic tip after they have already gotten over their past relationships.

Lyrics of "Worry About Me"

Ellie Goulding talks about “Worry About Me”

Goulding has stated that this song is based on a real-life experience where “a guy wanted me at his convenience, just as I was getting over him”. And she said she found that situation “humorous” more than anything else. Also when penning the tune, she deemed it “refreshing to write” as around the same time she was caught up in “writing dark songs”.

Facts about “Worry About Me”

Polydor Records released this track on 13 March 2020. It was officially made available to the public sooner than scheduled to counteract the song leaking earlier that month.

“Worry About Me” is to be featured on Ellie Goulding’s fourth album, which as of the release of the track has yet to be titled.

The song was written by Goulding, Blackbear, Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson and Ilya, with the latter also producing the track. This is the first time that Goulding and Blackbear have collaborated.

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