“Justice” review

Lauren Runde

OBSESSED. That is the word I would use to best describe how I feel about Justin Bieber’s new album, “Justice.” 

The album has 22 songs, including top ranked “Peaches,” “Hold On” and “As I Am.” Whether it is jamming out to the album on a long car ride or singing my heart out in the shower, this album makes me extremely happy while listening to it.

“Justice” is by far my favorite of Bieber’s albums because in every song he really demonstrates his incredible vocal range, as he transitions well in between a low voice to a falsetto.

Another reason why I have so much love for this album is because this is the first album that Bieber really felt free to experiment and have fun when creating each song. In past albums, Bieber felt pressure to prove himself, but now I believe that the songs he is putting out he truly is passionate about. For example, in the song “Lonely,” Bieber actually makes it clear, from his tone of voice and his choice of lyrics, that being in the spotlight as a child was extremely hard for him and he felt criminalized and misunderstood by the public for his later mistakes as a teenager and young adult. 

Bieber has now reached a happy place in his life through his marriage with Hailey Bieber and his growth in his faith. 

Bieber’s wife, Hailey, is an inspiration and he writes about his love for her in many of the songs on the album, such as “2 Much,” “Off My Face” and “Loved by You.” This whole album feels very authentic and I think that Bieber’s style for this album suits him best compared to past albums.

It’s definitely rare that I find an album where there is not at least one song that I skip, but this album is different. I love each and every song, as well as the diversity of the album. There are songs to cry to, songs to dance to and songs to just jam out to. This album fits every mood and overall has super positive vibes. 

One of my favorite songs on the album, as well as one of his most popular, is “Peaches.” “Peaches” has a warmth and smoothness to it that I find is very unique. The song has an aura to it that is very cheerful and upbeat, making it auspicious. The line I resonate most is, “ . . . days we save as souvenirs/There’s no time, I wanna make more time . . .”

A few of my other favorites are “Hold On,” another fan favorite, and “Ghost.” I would recommend everyone give “Justice” a listen because I think there is at least one song that you may relate to or enjoy. This album can be accessed on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube, Pandora and Amazon. I would rate “Justice” a 10/10.