Skrillex has had a hand in Justin Bieber’s best songs, including “Where Are Ü Now” and “Sorry,” and the producer is reuniting with his friend and collaborator for a new single called “Don’t Go,” which also features the rapper Don Toliver. It’s the latest in a string of collaborative singles for Skrillex, which has seen him teaming up with names like Four Tet and J Balvin. You can check it out in full below.
Skrillex teased the all-star collab on Wednesday, August 18, in a 20-second social media clip of “Don’t Go.” The brief preview opened with the image of a painting of a woman in an art gallery who appears to be weeping black tears before quick-cutting to blurry shots of Bieber — sporting a head full of short, dreadlock-style braids — and rapper Toliver as the song’s slurry, downtempo chorus bubbles up.
Though the hypnotic chorus has a chilled-out feel, several shots find the three men bouncing and jumping around, clapping their hands and nodding their heads in a sign that the beat could be a bit more hype than the snippet suggests.
Skrillex and Bieber were spotted in the studio with a large group of collaborators — including Jon Bellion, Maejor, Ant Clemons and frequent JB songwriter Poo Bear – in October 2020 in a post the pop star shared on Instagram. He captioned it, “Being able to create something from nothing that will last forever and speak to peoples hearts is something i don’t take lightly. It’s a true honor and a true gift. If god gave you a gift, use it and watch how he uses you.”
Skrillex and Bieber have a history of hit collabs, including “Where Are Ü Now” with the the Diplo/Skrillex supergroup Jack Ü, and “Sorry,” which Skrillex produced that same year for Bieber’s 2015 Purpose album.