I remember listening to Bieber’s ‘Baby’ and thought it was a little girl singing, I’m serious. I wasn’t a hater, but I cared less of him either. His fame got into his head really fast I guess, and that made him on my bottom list.
His first song I intentionally listened to was Beauty and the Beat. Aside from its witty title, it got me with its dancing beats; and the video, admit it, was cool. If it wasn’t for my partner, I wouldn’t even know Next to You, where he sang with Chris Brown. Heaven knows I that cried as I listened to it, especially when my boyfriend asked me to listen to this song, and I know he was the last person to recommend Chris Brown and Justin Bieber.
When What Do You Mean aired in radios, I knew it was him. Though it didn’t make a mark on me unlike the songs I mentioned a while ago, I knew there was something different on the way it was written and arranged. It wasn’t like the typical young Bieber song with repetitive words. I went to YouTube immediately after seeing an article on how he matured in his latest album, and true enough, his songs present a purpose: somewhere in between asking for everyone’s forgiveness for his mistakes and giving himself a second chance.
Thank the heavens for Skrillex; the electro feeling matched Bieber’s voice evenly. I confess that I’ve been playing The Feeling for an entire day already, struck (and stuck) by the chorus:
Am I in love with you? or am I in love with the feeling?
Trying to find the truth, sometimes the heart is deceiving
Can’t get out of my head, and I need you to save me
If I am delusional then maybe I’m crazy in love with you,
Or am I in love with the feeling?
Among all his songs, this one was the most poetic for me by far. Can’t get this verse out of my head; Ms. Hasley’s voice is hypnotizing, the lyrics were beautiful. Add the powerful music video—perfect. Actually, the videos for his songs which featured talented dancers, including children, were all amazing. I recommend that you check them out.
If I had to define a grand comeback, it would be that someone has something new to present different from what the individual used to produce, guided by a strong message that s/he wanted to deliver. So yep, I think he made a grand one.