Fierce first single “Boyfriend” was spicy Timberlake and new “Die In Your Arms” is vintage Michael Jackson. Their difference, though both true to exemplary Bieber religion, is extraordinary. The first single was charming but also a bit alarming: was Bieber growing up too fast, and right before our eyes?
Take a sigh of relief, Beliebers: “Die In Your Arms” is more youthful and dreamy than ever before, and an incredible insight into what’s to come on soon-to-be-released Believe.
The song starts with a “Stand By Me” sort of backing chorus with their cool “yeah-umm”s and “alright”s. This song is about to be heartwrenchingly longing but tastefully agreeable.
Say you love me
As much as I love you yeah
Would you hurt me baby
Could you do that to me yeah
The falsetto fans missed out on in “Boyfriend” is back, and so is the juvenile comfort his fans will always bask in. From the first note and the ever-adorable electric piano bits, Bieber proves that his older, deeper vocals have only grown.
Would you lie to me baby
Cause the truth hurts so much more
Would you do the things that drive me crazy
Leave my heart still at the door?
And ever classically, the candy-coated yet foolishly basic pop gold sings:
If I could just die in your arms
I wouldn’t mind
Cause everytime you touch me
I just die in your arms
Oooh, it feels so right
So baby baby please don’t stop girl
We imagine “Die In Your Arms” to ideally be blasted from a red convertible on Santa Monica Boulevard or Lakeshore Drive, accompanying four young women in sunglasses on the way to the beach singing every word. The chorus above emotes this fantasy most playfully. It just has a nostalgically classic tone to it, withstanding the pressures of whatever terrors reign on Billboard as of today. “Die In Your Arms” is exempt, and miles ahead of these travesties. His team did good on this one.