Justin Bieber Tries Dubstep on "As Long As You Love Me"
How do you know dubstep has officially hit the mainstream? When Justin Bieber wants to try it on a new track. Making its appearance yesterday, Bieber’s latest Believe single “As Long As You Love Me” dabbles slightly with the EDM subgenre, but not drastically enough to detract from the fact that the Biebs and producer Rodney Jerkins are making a pop record.
Already No. 5 on the iTunes chart, “As Long As You Love Me” is a strong pop song – and perhaps the best cut off Believe so far – but as far as the dubstep element is concerned, the track takes it very cautiously – lighter bass and less grit. There’s enough EDM production to bring people on the dance floor, but dubstep fans might want to pass it over.
“As Long As You Love Me,” according to the singer’s Billboard cover story, is Bieber’s personal favorite off Believe, which hits stores on June 19. After hearing dubstep tracks all over London, he influenced Jerkins to add this element. About this song, he told Billboard: "There's nothing like it."
To support Believe, the teen pop star is doing a North American tour in the fall and winter, starting September 29 and lasting through January. 45 cities are covered. However, all U.S. and North American dates fully sold out in an hour, with tickets for both Madison Square Garden shows being grabbed in just 30 second. Opening for him is “Call Me Maybe” singer, who is also managed by Scooter Braun.
To hear “As Long As You Love Me,” listen to it below:
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