Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend' Single Finally Arrives: Listen
Hear The First Single From New Album 'Believe'
He put out a 3D movie, a line of a "real hairstyle" dolls and a memoir. He released a remix album and a full-length Christmas effort. Yet Justin Bieber hasn't released a stitch of new music from the follow-up to his best-selling "My World 2.0"... until now. At midnight EST on Monday morning (Mar. 26), the Biebs released "Boyfriend," the highly anticipated first single from his forthcoming album, "Believe."
Produced by Mike Posner and Mason Levy, "Boyfriend" combines an airy beat and jangly percussion with rather grown-up come-ons from the newly of-age Biebs. "If I was your boyfriend, never let you go/Keep you on my arm girl, you'd never be alone," Bieber sings on the hook as an acoustic guitar adds some substance to his soul-baring vocals.
The pop superstar previewed the song by letting his fans vote on the cover art earlier this month, releasing the lyrics in full on Wednesday and unveiling a 10-second snippet of the beat on "Ellen." He also posted the following "Behind The Scenes" clip on YouTube, in which fans can watch the Biebs and his crew assembling the single.
Bieber actively counted down the release of "Boyfriend" on his Twitter account before posting a link to the song on iTunes, and writing, "IM HERE." "#BOYFRIENDONITUNES" immediately began trending worldwide on Twitter.
"Believe," which follows his 2011 holiday album "Under The Mistletoe," still does not have a firm release date beyond "summer," but the singer has tapped artists like Lil Wayne, Drake and Timbaland for his latest full-length. His second book, "Just Bieber: Just Getting Started," will be released in September.