Artist: Justin Bieber
Transcribed by: The Theorist
Length: 6 pages
Why we think you'll like it
Purpose reaches some of the highest highs and lowest lows in Bieber’s career. On “The Feeling”, Skrillex interweaves Bieber’s fallen choir-boy vocals with the ethereal croon of rising pop starlet Halsey against a sludgy underwater environment kooky enough to be confused for an Imogen Heap sample. The chorus alone pierces the pleasure center of the brain.
Their new duet sounds purposefully promising: After a lead-in visual featuring some beautiful blonde swamp-women who swarm Bieber in a way that should probably inspire a couple of thinkpieces, the song kicks in. It’s got a relaxed, almost mystic energy to it — a slightly more chill “What Do You Mean?” of sorts