Canadian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Justin Bieber has released just another bomb album titled Justice.
Justice the artist’s sixth studio album out today (March 19). It’s loaded with collaborators, including Khalid, Chance the Rapper, Burna Boy, Dominic Fike, and more.
It opens with a Martin Luther King quote and devotes an entire track to a speech he gave near the end of his life. It spans the gospel-pop we first heard on Holy and dips into a pop song(“Die For You”), acoustic songs of praise (“Ghost”), and the long-awaited studio rendition of “Peaches,” which he debuted week as part of an NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert.
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This is Justin Beiber at his most versatile. And there’s something very welcoming about seeing him continue on in several directions, considering how last year’s romantic Changes stayed more or less in a singular lane. The same drive that caused him to call out the Grammys for nominating in the pop categories instead of R&B. “It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album which is very strange to me,” he wrote in an Instagram post when nominations were announced in November 2020.
Justice is more multifaceted than his other number. A first listen reveals that the varying styles might just point less to Bieber’s future and more to his state of mind while making it or both. “My objective in making this album was to provide comfort to the listener,” he said on a recent Zoom, per vogue. “I know a lot of people have been isolated, but music is really an outlet to bring people together.”