Justin Bieber “Boyfriend”
Today Justin Bieber released the first single off his album Believe. Bieber’s newest single is titled “Boyfriend.” In less than 24 hours, the single has already reached number 1 on iTunes. Beliebers have been blowing up the Twitter scene in anticipation and in support of the new single.
The song opens up with Bieber whispering “If I was your boyfriend I’d never let you go. I can take you places you ain’t never been before.” From here Bieber turns to his faseltto showing the world that despite hitting puberty, his voice has retained some of it’s higher range. More or less the song retains this pattern, hinting in fact that there is a lot of repetition within the song. The song contains words such as fondue, Buzz Lightyear, swag and of course the track’s name “boyfriend.” Is it just me or does this suddenly remind you of Justin Timberlake after his N’SYNC days? After listening to this song, I suddenly found the urge to play ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’ by Mr. Timberlake himself.
I want to applaud Justin for growing into his new voice, accepting it and using what he’s got. He’s truly shown that despite having a smaller range, there are various ways he can shape his voice and use it to his potential. As for my opinion? I’m not 100% in love with it, but the hook is very catchy. This is partly due to the fact that I love Indie, Rock/Alternative music. I also feel that the lyrics are weak, but I’ll give him props for rapping. It’s nice to see artists taking risks, because with these risks they reveal to the world their hidden talents. They’re sharing parts of them that we wouldn’t have known without taking these risks.
Rating: Form your own opinion. Don’t take my word for it because you may think something else