Justin Bieber is back with his 6th studio album titled Justice, coming a little more than a year after he released Changes, back in February 2020. The album is a 16-track set, it is filled with love songs, and has a more pop-vibe than Changes, which had more of a R&B and hip hop sound.
This album features many appearances from artists such as Khalid (“As I Am”), Chance The Rapper (“Holy”), The Kid LAROI (“Unstable”), Dominic Fike (“Die For You”), Daniel Caesar and GIVEŌN (‘Peaches”), Beam (“Love you Different”) and Burna Boy (“Loved By You”)
Justice, which Justin announced only a few weeks before it was scheduled to be released, reflects his feelings for his wife, Hailey Bieber. Hailee served as his musical muse for much of the album. Many of the songs come across as a love letter to his wife.
In the album, to our surprise, the first voice we hear is not Justin Biebers, but Martin Luther King Jr’s. There are two Martin Luther King Jr. speech excerpts throughout the album. One right at the beginning, as part of the lead-in to the first song on the album “2 Much”. The second speech we hear is a longer speech which appears mid-album and leads into the song “Die for You,”.
Back in February Justin shared cover art for Justice in an Instagram post, along with a caption about the album saying, “In a time when there’s so much wrong with this broken planet we all crave healing and justice for humanity. In creating this album my goal is to make music that will provide comfort, to make songs that people can relate to and connect to so they feel less alone. Suffering, injustice and pain can leave people feeling helpless.”
“Music is a great way of reminding each other that we aren’t alone. Music can be a way to relate to one another and connect with one another. I know that I cannot simply solve injustice by making music but I do know that if we all do our part by using our gifts to serve this planet and each other that we are that much closer to being united. This is me doing a small part. My part. I want to continue the conversation of what justice looks like so we can continue to heal.”