Justin Bieber Debuts ‘Recovery,’ His New Song, as “One of the Most Important’

October 28, 2013

Justin Bieber has released a new song, ‘Recovery,’ as part of his “Music Mondays” series. The R&B slow jam was trending on Twitter and topped iTune charts around the world upon its midnight release. Hear the song and its emotionally raw lyrics, which are sparking much discussion.

This latest “journal entry” as the teen music superstar calls these songs explores the aftermath of the dissolution of a relationship. The 19-year-old Justin Bieber Tweeted “It’s here. One of the most important songs to me I’ve ever written. #Recovery . Hope it helps you!”

The song samples the hit single, ‘Fill Me In,’ by Grammy-nominated British singer-songwriter Craig David, who Tweeted his solid endorsement, “So many great memories flood back when hearing this guitar riff. Well done @justinbieber sounding great.”

The single cover art for ‘Recovery’ which was previously released on Twitter is stark, unadorned; a white background with a purple cross, stylized like the Red Cross logo, which gives it a clinical look. The lyrics themselves are less poetic and more to the point, a sort of blank-verse confessional from an unnamed “I” to an unnamed “you,” giving the listeners the chance to eavesdrop.

As Justin Bieber himself has invited us to make autobiographical assumptions, we could speculate that he is singing about his former girlfriend and fellow music star, Selena Gomez. With such lines as “….First, I’ll acknowledge / All trust has been broken / A successful recovery / I pray for us at night…” he admits culpability, and later even more explicitly, “…I know that I caused a problem / Know that I left you / Pushed you far away…” even as he asks for a second chance.

His manager, Scooter Braun Tweeted “One of my favorites & from an honest place. Very Craig David too. @justinbieber #Recovery .”

Previous releases in the Music Mondays series have been “Heartbreaker,” “All That Matters” and “Hold Tight.” The weekly serialization — slated to last 10 weeks in total — culminates with the Christmas Day release of the 3D concert movie, ‘Believe,’ which takes its title from both the album and the world tour.

You can hear the audio of ‘Recovery’ in its entirety below.

Pictures: PR Photos

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