Alright so I have to admit, I’m guilty of catching the Bieber fever and I’m not even sorry (hah get it?). I’ve given credit to the the guy since his last R&B influenced album Journals which was released last year where you could tell he definitely grew up and sounded more mature. Sometimes I can’t even believe he’s younger than me, I still bump to All That Matters and Recovery – plus a couple others to this day.
Although if we go back to this album – it’s different but I like it, I think it’s appropriate to say that it has BANGERS. Earlier in the year we heard Where Are You Now (prod by Skrillex & Diplo) he surprisingly tried something new – dance music and it actually worked. Following that, hit singles What Do You Mean and Sorry were released and they were similar.
I didn’t know I was in for a treat whilst listening to Purpose (Deluxe) . There’s a variety making it a good album, constructing sounds for every mood for a wide audience. The club hits and the slow jams. He brought on a couple hip-hop artists to feature including No Pressure (ft. Big Sean), No Sense (ft. Travis Scott) and We Are (ft. Nas) plus our UK’s finest Ed Sheeran decided to hop on Love Yourself.
You might not dig the whole album but if you haven’t at least heard some of these tunes already then you should.