Never would I have thought I would find myself listening to a Justin Bieber album on repeat, that is, until he released his latest album “Purpose” on November 13th.
Story by: Joshua Guerra
The album, which features hits “Where Are Ü Now,” “What do you mean?” and “Sorry,” is one of Justin’s best yet. It has been a long 3 years that beliebers had to wait for a full new album, but it was definitely worth the wait and didn’t disappoint. During the 3-year drought, Bieber expressed that he wants to be a better person and do things that will help make him that better person.
The lyrics of the album represent that mindset that he was in. A lot of the songs on the album are advice giving, and show his real emotions and feelings towards life and its struggles. It is rumored that some of these songs are about his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, who Bieber has admitted that he still has feelings for and keeps in touch with. Bieber has told Ellen DeGeneres that “What Do You Mean?,” “Sorry” and “Mark My Words” are totally about Selena Gomez.
When listening to the album, you can’t help but think that any of the songs could be about Selena when you really listen to the lyrics. Another of the songs, “No Pressure” featuring Big Sean, begins with “You don’t gotta answer none of my calls. I’m believing you’ll pick up one day,” which can totally make you think of his relationship with Selena Gomez. It is a message Bieber is putting out to a girl to let her know that he still wants to be with her, but he doesn’t want her to rush and there’s “No Pressure.”
Another song from the album that has a great feature on it is “The Feeling,” which has great vocals from Halsey. The song is really well composed and thought out. It gives off that ballad feel-it’s one of those songs you listen to when you think you’re falling for somebody, but can’t tell if you’re in love with the person and who they are, or in love with the feeling that they give you.
The Biebz gives some life advice in his song “Life Is Worth Living.” The lyrics “People make mistakes, doesn’t mean you have to give in,” is really something to think about. You can tell that this may be a message to the public about the crazy stunts Bieber has pulled off in recent years, and he wants to let people know that “people make mistakes.” But, even after those mistakes, life is not over no matter how big the mistake is. You just have to keep on pushing forward and get over that mistake and not let people tear you down because of it. One of the beliebers’ new most beloved songs from the album is the title track “Purpose.” I see it as an ode to the fans where he is thanking them for giving him his purpose. Towards the end of the song it’s also giving advice, so you hear Bieber speaking directly to his audience. He says, “You’re trying to be the best you can be but that’s all you can do. If you don’t give it all you got, you’re only cheating yourself.” This is what JB has been trying to do recently. All he can do is try to be the best he can be, and he says, “We weren’t necessarily put in the best position to make the best decisions.”
Bieber has certainly hit home with great lyrical content with all the songs on this album. I personally thought this album would be an upbeat pop album, but it was a surprise when I found out it was more on the R&B/Hip Hop genre with some hints of EDM. It certainly did not disappoint, the fans loved it, and it has gotten a lot of exposure and great ratings and reviews by the media. The Deluxe version of this album currently sits at #1 on the iTunes charts, while the non-deluxe album sits at #10.
Justin Bieber has also already released his first leg tour dates for his Purpose World Tour 2016.