Earlier this week, Justin Bieber thrilled his fans with the announcement that he will be releasing bi-weekly mini compilations, available across streaming platforms every Tuesday and Thursday. His first release, R&Bieber, dropped Tuesday and features five R&B-flavoured tracks from his newest album, Changes. Today’s timely-titled compilation, Work From Home, includes Bieber’s acoustic version of single, ‘Intentions’.
Since the top of the year, Bieber has been offering fans a variety of new content around Changes – from intricately choreographed dance videos for his “Changes: The Movement” series, to his stunning four-part “Nature” visuals for Apple Music. Ahead of Changes, Bieber also released his YouTube Originals docuseries, Justin Bieber: Seasons. The 10-episode series offered an intimate and honest look at the young artist’s personal and professional life, including the making of Changes, his diagnosis of Lyme disease, as well as his life as a newlywed, with wife Hailey Bieber.
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Last week, Bieber dropped his acoustic rendition of ‘Intentions’. The original version of the love song, which features Migos’ Quavo, peaked at No.8 on the Billboard Hot 100, and No.1 on the Hot R&B Songs chart. His heartfelt solo rendition, accompanied only by an acoustic guitar, is sweetly simple.
Released on 14 February 2020, Changes marks the Grammy Award-winning artist’s seventh studio album and his first LP in nearly half a decade. The highly-anticipated title was worth the wait – debuting at No.1 on the Billboard 200, as well as on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart – a first for Bieber. The album also peaked at No.1 in the UK and in Bieber’s native Canada.
Bieber is currently scheduled to embark on a 45-date North American tour in support of Changes, kicking off 14 May in Seattle, WA, with special guests Kehlani and Jaden Smith. However, due to concerns around the Coronavirus pandemic, several of the venues have been downsized as a precautionary measure.