I certainly didn’t think that at this point, when he popularity had been visibly waning for some time, than Bieber would have his first Number One hit. As for the song itself, it’s surprisingly not terrible. It’s not as good as his last hit, “Where Are U Now”, mostly because the lyrics are really stupid, but the beat and melody are oddly arresting, and Bieber is about as tolerable as a singer here as he’s ever been. Watching the Antichrist of Teenybopper Pop transform into an almost-legitimate EDM vocalist has been a downright surreal experience, and while Bieber hasn’t quite reached the point of being a legitimately good artist, I will admit that if we have to see him make a resurgence on the charts, his gradual slide into tolerable status has come as an immense relief.
Verdict: Not great by any means, but still almost revelatory given that it’s coming from Justin Bieber.