Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran tease new collab single with cryptic Instagram posts
The Sheeran—Bieber collaboration is happening and the duo has kept the anticipation and spirits high by sharing snippets of the new track
Bieber — Sheeran collaboration is happening!
The superstars have been dropping hints all over their social media channels for the past week and the jig is finally up.
After Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran shared almost-identical images against a green screen on April 30 along with the caption “10”, fans have been waiting to see what it was all about.
After having a countdown on his Twitter, Bieber tweeted earlier on Monday saying, " Check my Instagram story. It’s happening. #friday."
Bieber then posted an Instagram story with footage of a laptop playing a track called 'idc_v05' with a tropical pop beat and a brief snippet of Bieber singing, "We at a party... We don't wanna be at..." before the music cuts off.
The two stars have been playing the 'tease the audience' release game for about a week and both have now uploaded two half pictures of what may be another track in the new album, or even part of the same track. Either way, the suspense has been building for a week and we can't wait for the new track.
The new music would be Bieber's first solo release since 2015's 'Purpose'.
During a surprise appearance at Ariana Grande's Coachella set, Justin said his fourth album is coming soon, just weeks after announcing an indefinite hiatus from music.
The last time the pair worked together was when Sheeran co-wrote Bieber's 2015 hit 'Love Yourself' with Benny Blanco.
Sheeran, who is on his DIVIDE world tour, last released the hit album in 2017. Fans have been raving about the collaboration with each as confused and surprised as the other.
"10 days until we get new music? May 10th? We need answers" one fan tweeted.
" 10 days? 10 months? 10 years? 10th May? Tell us more ahhhh" another fan tweeted.
With the name of the track and a snippet of the new song already out, Bieber has been sharing some playful pictures on his Instagram story with Ed Sheeran captioned "My boy", "Drunkstin and Ed" and "A Cool cat and Fart face. Who's who."
Guess we'll just have to wait till Friday, May 10 for the track to drop.