Last week, Justin Bieber described a “Bad Day” — one filled with heartbreak and regret — in his ‘Music Mondays’ series. This week, on sixth entry “All Bad,” the pop superstar is strictly defensive; his romance might have ended, but it wasn’t all his fault.
Aside from the frowny-face emoticon that composes its single artwork, “All Bad” is highlighted by thudding drums and a particularly unhappy vocal performance from Bieber, who sounds like he’s ready to flip over a table before reeling back his emotion on the chorus. “No, no, I ain’t all bad/All bad, all bad,” he croons over the soothing R&B arrangement, his voice drifting into the ether as the song winds down.
Justin Bieber’s ongoing tour of South America hasn’t been “all bad,” but it also hasn’t been pretty. One week after ending a show early in Brazil after getting hit with a plastic bottle, as well as being spotted exiting a brothel in the country, Bieber ended a show early in Buenos Aires, Argentina this weekend, drawing boos from the crowd. “I’m not feeling too good, I think I’m out of energy,” Bieber told his audience, according to the Associated Press, before later revealing that he was suffering from food poisoning.
The 19-year-old music sensation will address his tumultuous touring year in “Believe 3D,” the follow-up to 2011’s “Never Say Never 3D,” set for release on Christmas Day.