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"Changes" Justin Bieber

by Gio Battaglia - 89.1 The Point
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 02:40 pm

Justin Bieber has just released his fifth studio album, “Changes,” on Friday Feb. 14. This is the first album released by Bieber in five years, after what was the commercial success “Purpose.” 

This album comes at a time in Bieber’s life when he is starting to show his adult life to the general public. The album consists of mostly upbeat love songs talking about the beauty of women. The lead single, “Yummy,” is a song that received mixed reviews from listeners. With tracks like “E.T.A.” and “Intentions,” with a feature from Quavo, Bieber is able to prove that he still has what it takes to write and craft songs with meaning.

Most, if not all of the songs on this album contain repeating beats and hooks, which will create catchy songs that a listener would find hard to get out of their heads. The repetition of beats may turn off a listener from listening to this album in its entirety because it may start to have a sense of redundancy. 

Part of the album seems a little rushed, which could be due to the fact it was released shortly after the comeback of Bieber’s ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez. While not referencing Gomez on the album in any way, fans speculate if more time was supposed to be put into this album. It was pushed out to keep Bieber’s name in the media and not let the spotlight shine on Gomez for long. 

There have been things that fans have seen Bieber do during the start of the era that could be questionable, such as begging for streams, pushing music videos and overloading with content. That did not stop fans from listening to or buying the album and securing Bieber with a #1 on the Billboard 200. 

Overall, this album contains a number of steady hits that will have fans listening but does not have the impact that previous albums “Purpose” and “Believe” had. Hopefully, we will get to see some live performances that get good critical reception and prove that Bieber is still in this for the long run.

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