Justin Bieber just dropped his latest album, and his social media has been buzzing with the news of the highly anticipated tracks, along with his new marriage and shocking real-life confessions.
The “What Do You Mean?” singer announced on January 28 of this year plans for a new album Changes, saying this is going to be "the music that I’ve loved the most out of anything I’ve done.” Hints of the album’s release date were strewn all over his Twitter account on January 21st stating: “January 27, January 28, January 29...February 14th.” Fans caught on to the 25 year-old artist’s hints that the new album would be released February 14th - Valentine’s Day.
This is going to be "the music that I’ve loved the most out of anything I’ve done."
More Changes Than We Thought
After he hit the stage with Ariana Grande at Coachella in April 2019, Bieber gave a 90-second teaser explaining Changes, with a sampling of one of the tracks “Yummy” in early January 2020. Bieber’s new YouTube docuseries Justin Bieber: Seasons also gave a sneak peek of the new album.
The 17 track album features 5 collaborations with artists such as Kehlani, Post Malone, and Travis Scott. Changes is a compilation of Bieber’s current mood of mixing R&B and romantic pop notes, making his fifth studio album effortless and smooth. While the idea behind the album was to shut out the world and evoke feelings of love, the album has left us surprised. Bieber’s attempts to shower the listener with warm fuzzy feelings have instead left us wandering in a dark room, wondering where his classic pop sound went.
While we love Bieber’s smooth and sultry voice that pulls us back to ‘70s soul, the only song on the album that manages to stir up that classic Bieber pop is “Intentions.” It’s definitely no “Sorry”, his Latin-infused hip-hop beat, but it’s darn close. It's clear that Justin’s role as a husband is the reason for the new beats and style of the album.
Bieber's Own Changes and Struggles
Is it any coincidence Bieber would choose Valentine’s Day to release a montage of the music he loves the most? Not so - we think it was all part of a grand scheme for his (mostly) female fan club. The cover of Changes shows Bieber wearing nothing but his bleached-blonde crew cut and his torso tattoos - i.e. he’s topless - and he really does look like he’s in love!
This isn’t the first release the R&B singer has had over the last twelve months - Bieber has many new ventures such as his YouTube series Seasons that documents the artist’s personal struggles with drug addiction, mental health, and making a comeback.
The singer states that life is full of ups and downs and that there is “power in weakness.”
The singer states that life is full of ups and downs and that there is “power in weakness.” Audiences who have followed Bieber since he first hit the Billboard’s Top 100 in 2009 with his song “One Time” have grown up (quite literally) with the celebrity, and his open candor about his struggles makes him that much more relatable.
The Inspiration Behind Changes
Bieber states that the biggest inspiration for the Valentine’s Day album is his wife, Hailey, saying that the theme of the release is “the healing powers of love and marriage.” Justin knew he had found his soulmate in girlfriend and model Hailey Baldwin, so much so that they secretly tied the knot - again - in September of 2019. Justin confirmed he was officially a “married man” last year as the couple restated their vows at Montage Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina. The pair looked happier than ever in their dapper wedding ensembles.
This year seems to be kicking off to a fresh start for Justin. We’re happy to see him in love, and we'll be tuning in to see all of the “seasons” of Justin!