Justin Bieber has released his new single, “Heartbreaker“ , which will be part of his project “Music Journals“ . After successfully done in the iTunes charts, winning first place in 56 countries, “Heartbreaker” was rated by many music critics, check out some reviews of the single performed:
Jenna Hally Rubenstein – MTV Buzzworthy
A slow song “Heartbreaker” apparently epic heralds the beginning of a new era. An era ballads with a more mature Bieber. What was not known, however, was the influence of Usher to seductively slow ballads, would have a profound effect on the Biebs! The verse spoken to Justin in the small chorus (like the Michael McCary of Boyz II Men) does he keep his manly timbre.
Mikael Wood – LA Times
Launched on Sunday night, “Heartbreaker” is ingenious, slowly cutting a digital soul that sounds like something that could have offered to Timbaland Ginuwine there in 2000 after the “Pony” (single from Ginuwine); has up half stop near the end where the singer’s voice reaches a sad tone-robotic a la Kanye West on “808s & Heartbreak”. Bieber is back! (Maybe).
Aisha Harris – Slate
His latest single, “Heartbreaker” may be the strongest case to date for Bieber as mature artist that can appeal to adults, as well as it does with those below 18. Bieber seems to be taking suggestions from wayward styles of Drake, with a spark of song slow and introspective R & B which, like much of the production of Drake, sounds like it was transmitted straight 90s. And while the material is almost innovative, is catchy and the vocals Bieber seem stronger than ever. As difficult as it is for me to admit this, maybe we “anti-Bieber” actually have to look further ahead.
Amy Sciarretto – Pop Crush
It’s a song full of regret and Bieber is at its most serious. While it may be his most honest song, is not as attractive as what we were waiting for him. The song is not dramatic or histrionic – but there is a sharp pain. In the middle of the song, it offers a monologue spoken words, which is, undoubtedly from the heart – but the way he speaks in slang makes you feel a little hiprocrisia. There is something about this piece of music that does not make much sense. Seems a conversation taking place in a hallway of the school, between cabinets, and not between a young adult in the prime of manhood. (3/5 stars)
James Shotwell – Under The Gun Review
In “Heartbreaker”, Justin tries to channel the arrogance of his 2012 album into something more mature, adding a heavy dose of R & B influence in his music. This helps to create a sense of sensuality that was not present in earlier versions of Bieber, but I’m still not convinced that it is a mature male desperately asking his former love to give you another chance.
Dale Neuringer – Bustle
There is “Heartbreaker” that will make your ears bleed or offend your grandmother, is that there is a single shred of expertise present in all four and a half minutes of a R & B half-assed that Bieber has confidently called “Music Journals” . If this is what her diary [Journal] appears, then I can say with full confidence that I have children with more emotional complexity than the pop star. Lyrics like, “been thinking about you all day long / hopin ‘you’ll pick up your phone” does not sound like the innermost thoughts of a great young successful 20-somethings with a disregard for rules or decorum. Those lyrics sound like cliches spewed a production line soulless R & B and smooth, and truth be told, we had all 90s to digest this sh *. The generic R & B is quite tiring and, at this point, irrelevant. The most interesting thing about this single is that Bieber’s balls seem to have fallen, if the lowest timbre of his voice is anything to go by, and that is only interesting if you’re the type of person who never, never wanted to think about Balls Bieber first. The fact that the cover art looks like a recreation preschool “808s and Heartbreaks” Kanye West made with stones elves, only adds to the overwhelming sense that Bieber is not just trying too hard. If “Heartbreaker” is an indicator, Bieber should consider putting more effort into how he is thinking about the future.