Hey M Girls!
We had the time of our lives at a private listening party for Justin Bieber's "Believe"! Before we started, Justin's manager, Scooter Braun got up and gave an amazing intro to the album.
He talked about Justin's creative process, telling us that Justin poured his heart and soul into Believe, and that they took the time to create the perfect album. Justin wrote tunes that didn't make it onto the album, because even though they sounded great, they just didn't work for Believe -- we love his dedication to making great music!
Scooter also hinted that there might just be a secret Justin Bieber concert coming up on June 18 at the Apollo Theater in NYC. Plus, announced that JB will be airing a two-part special called "All Around The World" on NBC on June 22 at 8pm! We can't wait to watch!
After the intro, it was time to hit play as we listened to the album we've all been waiting for -- and it was SO worth the wait. Here's our track-by-track breakdown of Believe!
1. "All Around The World" feat. Ludacris
As one of the tunes Justin released early, you ladies already know that this tune is catchy and perf to dance to! We think it was a great start to the album and really showed off Justin's new sound.
We've been listening to this one for months, and we're STILL not sick of it! While we love all of the other tunes, we think this was a great choice to be the first single.
3. As Long As You Love Me feat. Big Sean
We were also lucky enough to hear this tune in advance and we became instantly obsessed. The question is -- how could anyone NOT love Justin?
4. Catching Feelings
This was the first tune that we hadn't heard before, so we didn't know what to expect! We remember that Justin had called it his fave tune on the album, so we had high hopes -- and they were def met! The song is the first kinda slow track on the album, and it's TOTALLY romantic!
5. Take You
What an amazing R&B inspired tune! This was one song where we really got to see how much Justin has grown up -- wowza!
6. Right Here Feat. Drake
What do you get when you put two amazing Canadian singers together? An amazing dance tune! We loved hearing JB collaborate with Drake, especially because we remembered how excited he was about it!
Before the song started, Scooter jumped up and hit pause to explain the song's special meaning. According to Scooter, Justin's inspiration for the tune was the film "A Walk To Remember" about a young girl who dies after battling cancer, and when we listened closely to the lyrics, we could really see what Scooter meant! What a powerful tune.
8. Die In Your Arms
We have a soft spot for this song, another of the tunes JB released early! Something about the breezy melody and awesome vocals made us completely fall in love with it. Can't you just picture Justin singing it to Selena?!
9. Thought Of You
"Thought Of You" kind of reminded us of Justin's older music, with a brand new, more grown up twist. The beat is super-catchy, too -- it was stuck in our heads for hours after!
10. Beauty And A Beat Feat. Nicki Minaj
This song was seriously amazing! Justin, Nicki AND a reference to Selena -- what's not to love? This was definitely one of our faves!
11. One Love
"One Love" has a super-chill and romantic vibe, and we can totally tell he was thinking of Selena during this one -- loved it!
12. Be Alright
We remember hearing this pretty song back when Justin performed it live, and we're so happy it made it on the album! You can just tell that JB poured his emotions into it!
This was the title track of the album, so we just knew it would be special -- and it was! Justin dedicates this tune to someone who truly believes in him, and it's really powerful. It's a great way to close the whole album!
Once we heard the full album, we were treated to the AMAZING bonus tunes. While, "Out Of Town Girl" and "She Don't Like The Lights" were super-catchy and fun tunes, the one we were REALLY waiting for was "Maria"!
After Justin dealt with a he-uge false rumor earlier this year, peeps started to think that "Maria" was a tune about the situation. And though legally the tune isn't "technically" about that sitch, Scooter suggested that it really is! ...And we totally agree, but you'll have to hear the lyrics yourselves next week ;)
And there you have it, our "Believe" review!
-Which song that has been released so far do you like the most? Which tune are you most looking forward to?