Justin Bieber released his sixth studio album, “Justice” on March 19th. “Justice” is an exploration of an R&B style of music. Many times, when artists try to switch their genre of music, it doesn’t go over too well. However, Bieber did an excellent job of keeping his music consistent through the years.
His style has changed with him, but this is for the better. “Justice” is an outpour of emotion, evidence of dedication and a guaranteed obsession.
A hidden gem on the album is the song, “Ghost.” Starting off upbeat, the chorus switches into an emotional acoustic ballad. “Ghost” is guaranteed to put you in your feels.
Peaches is one of Bieber’s most famous songs on the album, which VALLEY predicts will be the song of the summer. It’s the perfect song for putting on full blast while driving in the car with your friends on a nice summer day.
The top songs on the album, in our opinion, go as follows:
- Hold On
- Loved By You (feat. Burna Boy)
- As I Am (feat. Khalid)
Pitchfork author Rawiya Kameir says that “Justice” delivers, “some of the strongest, most tightly controlled vocal performances of [Bieber’s] career.” While she is not a fan of the interlude to the album, a sample of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech, she says she is able to look beyond that.
“Behind the cringeworthy MLK controversy is a surprisingly compelling record, an earnest pop album that unearths the charisma and agility that helped make him a star to begin with,” writes Kameir.
What makes “Justice” so special is that it comes from a place with the most emotion and experience. Bieber is 27 years old, married, and is a completely different person than he was three years ago. Just like the rest of us, he is learning, growing and loving, which shows in the music he produces.
“Justice” has officially surpassed Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” as the number one album in the United States after 10 weeks.