Anyone who knows Justin Bieber knows that the man can sing, the man can write, and the man is capable of creating a masterpiece… and those are the things that the man did with ‘Anyone’. From transitions to instrumental choices to the vocals and lyrics—this is easily one of his best singles.
Every pleasing music ever has a smooth-sailing transition from intro to the first verse, from verse to chorus and back to verse and into the bridge until the outro. But to say ‘Anyone’ is simply pleasing is an understatement. The transitions in this song are very well-placed and we could thank the producers for that. The instrumental choices couldn’t have been any more better! Hearing the beat sequence throughout the whole song did not make the song boring, it solidified the song. When the synth comes in, when the acoustic guitar strums with the drums—heaven! The best instrument of all, Justin’s vocals. This type of music complements his voice. The amount of little vocal effects did not make him sound inorganic. If anything, it only made his vocals shine (which should be the case for all vocal effects). His runs and ad libs were in correct positions and amount—I mean, i’m already singing them (with a much less of a vocal ability, that is).
Let us talk about the lyrics because they are the true gems of this song. It is about loving only one person and even if they get on without you, the song lets them know that they will not be replaced in a much more colorful and romantic language. As much as it is almost heartbreaking that Justin was talking about the reality of uncertainty and never loving anyone else, the song is actually not a sad song. It is a proclamation of love. It is an admission to the person you love that you do not want to lose him/her/them. It is a reflection, almost, of someone who made so many mistakes and finally did one thing right and so putting value to that is so precious it is unmistakable, the singer is deeply in love. As a listener, the side-effects are normal: wanting to find a love like that, wanting to fall in love again and wishing they will be listening to ‘Anyone’ and think of you as well. Those are mere wants and wishes of course, but who knows? Wait… damn you Bieber!
Beginning the year with ‘Anyone’ by Justin Bieber is the correct way to start a hopeful year. Bravo Justin! Continue making quality music.
You are the only one I’ll ever love (I gotta tell ya, gotta tell ya) Yeah, you, if it’s not you, it’s not anyone (I gotta tell ya, gotta tell ya) Lookin’ back on my life, you’re the only good I’ve ever done (Ever done) Yeah, you, if it’s not you, it’s not anyone (Anyone), not anyone(retrieved from https://genius.com/Justin-bieber-anyone-lyrics)
BEST TIME TO LISTEN: When you’re in love (but if you’re single you better be ready for the side-effects—in other words having wine is recommended)
Week: 1 (January 3, 2021)
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