Landing himself as producing one of 2015’s best albums, Justin Bieber “has made his most self-assured, and spiritual, effort yet” through his album “Purpose,” released on November 13, 2015 as his fourth studio album. He continues on the path of creating hits with an optimum combination of different genres such as R&B, pop and hip-hop.
Landing himself as producing one of 2015’s best albums, Justin Bieber “has made his most self-assured, and spiritual, effort yet” through his album “Purpose,” released on Nov. 13, 2015 as his fourth studio album. He continues on the path of creating hits with an optimum combination of different genres such as R&B, pop and hip-hop. “Bieber makes music for everybody that, in many ways, feels like it’s just for himself.”
“Purpose” can be characterized as a self-reflection on Bieber’s entrance into manhood while being oppressed by critics, and is ultimately a request for some sympathy, as well as a much-needed comeback to keep his musical reputation from dying out.
In previous albums of Bieber’s, like “Believe” (released in 2012) and “Never Say Never” (released in 2011), his vocals and musical sound were not fully developed, and his albums consisted of more childish tracks. However, it is evident that through “Purpose,” Bieber has transformed into a respectable pop artist.
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) November 13, 2015
The majority of the songs on this album include a similar beat and meaning, and after one track has finished, the audience can almost guess what the next song’s message is going to be about.
This album is distinguished from other albums of his and other artists due to the fact that at some moments throughout the album rather than singing, Bieber actually speaks about what he’s going through in his life. However, these moments of speaking are a bit much and after a while feel like he’s preaching to his listeners.
All the songs seem to encapsulate Bieber’s experiences and the hardships he’s undergone, and are essentially centered around his ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez, who produced her album “Revival” on Oct. 9, 2015. Through songs on Bieber’s album like “Mark My Words,” “What Do You Mean?” and “No Pressure,” he seems to act in direct retaliation to Gomez, whose album was also about moving on from her past. Within these few songs, Bieber promises he’s worthy of his ex’s love and moreover takes the blame for their failed relationship in hopes of restoring their relationship.
In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Bieber exclaims “I get in my head a lot and I get kind of depressed because I want it to work so badly. I want people to love it. I want to inspire people.”
2. “Mark My Words”
3. “I’ll Show You”
4. “What Do You Mean?”
6. “Love Yourself”
8. “The Feeling”
9. “Life Is Worth Living”
11. “Been You”
12. “Get Used To It”
14. “All In It”
15. “What Do You Mean?” – Acoustic
16. “No Sense”
17. “We Are”
18. “No Pressure”