That future never came to pass, but following up a record that still sounds new five years later is no small feat. Changes finds Bieber a changed, more mature adult, and while Purpose wrestled with sticky breakup feelings, Changes is unapologetic about showing Bieber as lovestruck. It comes out in the production too: instead of glacial melodies and frenetic structures, Changes radiates warmth and contentment. It makes for a smooth ride, marking this era of Bieber as settled and self-confident.
Changes by Justin Bieber is out February 14 via Def Jam.
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