7 Reasons We're Looking Forward To Justin Bieber's Next Album
November 5, 2013 - 4:22 pm
Reason #1: Justin Bieber finally sounds like a grown up.
We'll get into the actual subject matter in a minute. But before we touch on it, we need to point out that, on the "Music Mondays" songs that he has released, Biebs sounds like he can finally enter a club sans fake ID. His voice doesn't make him sound like he's 12 anymore. And for those of us who are over the age of, like, 17, that's a great thing. It means we can finally start checking for Biebs without the rest of the world judging us.
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Reason #2: In addition to sounding like a grown up, Justin Bieber is also tackling grown-up issues instead of simply singing songs that sound catchy the first time you hear them.
One of the early criticisms of the first "Music Mondays" song, "Heartbreaker," was that it wasn't catchy enough. And we tend to agree with that assessment. But that's not a bad thing in our book. We'd rather listen to a Bieber song like "Heartbreaker" that has a little bit of substance to it than listen to something that was written simply to get spins on the radio.
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Reason #3: Even though his songs sound like they have more meaning now, Justin Bieber still knows how to craft catchy hooks.
Don't get it twisted: Biebs may be going for a more mature sound on his next album, but that doesn't mean that he's going completely left and steering clear of songs that will get stuck in your head for days on end. We've got the one from "Recovery" on repeat in our brains right now. (*sings "Make it riiiiiiiight…"*)
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Reason #4: Justin Bieber isn't just releasing a bunch of throwaway tracks with his "Music Mondays" series.
Quite a few rappers have used the whole "I'm going to release a song every [Insert day of the week here] for the next two months…" method of releasing music. But most of those rappers have given us older songs or songs that were left off their upcoming albums in the process. So it hasn't always helped build their buzz. But with "Music Mondays," Biebs is giving us songs that are so good that they're already skyrocketing up the Billboard charts.
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Reason #5: Justin Bieber is working with some interesting producers at the moment.
On "Heartbreaker," Biebs worked with T-Minus, who has created chart-toppers for the likes of Drake, Wale and Nicki Minaj. On "Hold Tight" and "Recovery," he worked with The Audibles, who've worked with Lupe Fiasco, Yelawolf and Chris Brown in the past. So it's clear that he's open and willing to solicit producers he hasn't worked with much in the past. And that has us interested to find out who else he has been in the studio with lately.
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Reason #6: If the "Music Mondays" songs don't end up being included on the album, we can't wait to hear what does make the cut.
As we mentioned earlier, the "Music Mondays" songs haven't sounded like throwaway tracks to us. They've sounded like songs that actually belong on Biebs' next album. But even if it turns out that these are songs that don't make the cut, we can't wait to see what does make it.
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Reason #7: Justin Bieber's next project is likely going to be a career-defining album.
A few times on this list, we've made mention of the fact that Bieber is a grown up now, or at least trying to act like one. So we're expecting a non-PG album out of him—one that could very well define where he is headed as an artist in the future (Think Timberlake's Justified). He's already an international superstar. But if his fourth album lives up to the hype, it could very well make him a respected artist among more than just teens and solidify him as a legend in the pop world.
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