by Christian Redl

Rating: 3/5                                                                                                                                   New Single

It’s clear to see Beiber’s maturity as a person and artist in his newest single, “Boyfriend.” A far cry from his earlier works, Beiber has found his new direction.

Said to be “hater-proof,” Beiber gives his audience a transitional piece into adulthood, while still grasping onto adolescent ideals and references. The song shifts between a sultry rap into a falsetto solo in an instant. In between is a chorus you can’t help but nod your head to.

It’s clear that Beiber has matured sexually, and explains his new subject matter and bravado. This is not the last of this style we will hear from the Canadian superstar, and the single was definitely a smart play by his producers.