What’s the likelihood Justin Bieber’s upcoming single “Recovery” will be an uptempo?
Yesterday the 19-year-old revealed the fourth single in his 10-week Music Mondays series (Young Money rapper Tyga’s “Wait For A Minute” is technically a feature), along with aptly medical purple and white artwork.
So far the Canadian’s, cathartic R&B Journals have delivered lush anguish in “Heartbreaker,” lean longing in “All That Matters,” and balls-out explicitness in “Hold Tight.” All three have mostly been interpreted through a Selena Gomez-lens after Bieber’s admission that “Heartbreaker” referred to one of his own breakups.
“[It's] A song for people going through a heartbreak—like I was when I wrote it. It means so much to me to be able to share what I was, and still am going through, with my fans. I’m very proud of this song and I hope it gives my fans some insight into my heart,” he wrote.
Justin’s explanations for “Hold Tight” changed three times, with the first talking about “the one you can’t shake… You just want to hold on as tight as you can (sic),” to the last which said his Journals were bringing fans into his “most intimate moments.”
(Photo: via Instagram)
Whether “Recovery” will cover the same lovesick ground or go wider remains to be seen, but the singer possibly tweeted a lyric from it earlier today when he wrote “mistakes are key,” then added, “learn from them.”
In other Bieber musical news, a tasty lyric video for “Hold Tight” was uploaded to the singer’s Vevo account yesterday. Featuring neon graphics and interesting spatial arrangements, its one of the better lyric videos out there and animates the song’s sensuous lyric.
Produced by The Audibles, “Recovery” will be released on iTunes at midnight Sunday, Oct. 27 / Monday, Oct. 28.
Bieber’s Music Mondays singles neatly lead-up to the Christmas Day debut of the movie-documentary Believe 3D, the second chapter to 2011’s Never Say Never which was also directed by Jon M. Chu.
Check out the “Hold Tight” video below.