As a final kiss-off to the Memorial Day weekend, Justin Bieber has offered another taste of his much-anticipated new album, “Believe.” “Die In Your Arms” was released to iTunes at midnight on Tuesday morning (May 29).
Scooter Braun, Bieber’s manager, described the song on Twitter as carrying an “Old School Jackson 5 vibe,” and compared to “Believe’s” lead single, the rhythmic “Boyfriend,” “Die In Your Arms” is a more classically arranged pop offering. “If there’s a lesson/Then baby, teach me to behave,” Bieber croons over piano flourishes and a steady beat before the soaring, lovelorn chorus returns.
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“Die In Your Arms” is the eighth track on “Believe,” due June 19; according to the track list released last week, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Big Sean and Ludacris are all featured on the new album. Bieber will be taking “Die In Your Arms” and his other hits on the road this fall when his 46-date North American tour kicks off on Sept. 29 in Glendale, Ariz.
“Boyfriend,” which Bieber performed at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards earlier this month, has peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100. The song received a remix last week from rappers 2 Chainz, Mac Miller and Asher Roth.