Mere days before he releases his fifth album, “Believe Acoustic,” Justin Bieber is out with a new, laid-back live video for “As Long as You Love Me.”
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Wearing a sleeve-less jean vest and accompanied by his musical director Dan Kantner on guitar, the 18-year-old Bieber effortlessly croons the “Believe” standout, adding “la-lala-lala-la-la-lala-lala-la-las” to the hook without missing a beat.
The video, which was shot in Australia, gives fans a taste of what’s to come on “Believe Acoustic,” which includes entirely reworked, stripped down versions of songs from his previous album. The set, out Tuesday Jan. 29, also includes three new songs.
If “Acoustic” debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as expected, Bieber will be the only artist in history to have five No. 1 albums before turning 19. He would also be just the 10th act to score a No. 1 album in four consecutive years.
Bieber graces the cover of this week’s Billboard magazine in what is the lone major interview he’s done for the new album. Buy a copy here — also on the iPad — and return to Billboard.com on Monday to read the exclusive cover story and get a first listen of a track from the record.