The Biebs is all grown up! As Long as You Love Me showcases his more mature voice, which honestly does not sound like him at all. Still, the lyrics remain as youthful and naïve as his earlier songs, which is good thing as his fans are still children and tweens.
His mentor Usher’s influence is very apparent in this single. And it’s not the cheese that we are referring to. The wordings, the pronunciation, come to think of it, even the beat has his mentor’s brand written all over it. This would be fine if Justin Bieber has yet to decide how he wants his music branded. So until then, he’ll be the younger and lighter, Usher.