In 2015, in collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo, Justin Bieber released a record that sounded like the future.

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.

Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran together at last.

Changes by Justin Bieber is out February 14 via Def Jam.

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