A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that in his single "Die in Your Arms," Justin Bieber moves just a smidge closer to maturity. Though there's no profanity or graphic references, he throws in a couple of atypically sexy lyrics about touching, along with one line -- "loving you ain't easy" -- that belies a growing realization about the real ups and downs of romance. That said, Bieber's music, including this track, is still OK for tweens.
What's the story?
DIE IN YOUR ARMS is the second single released in rapid-fire style from Justin Bieber's forthcoming album, Believe. Following closely on the heels of the record's debut single, "Boyfriend," the track finds Biebs singing about a familiar topic -- romance -- only from an ever-so-slightly more mature (yet still clean) perspective.
Is it any good?
Justin Bieber is doing an admirable job of juggling the dramatic voice change he's gone through, managing to maintain strong vocal chops on post-transformation songs like "Die in Your Arms." The R&B bent is still a bit formulaic for Bieber, but it's bound to be another hit with his countless fan masses.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how this song may reflect Justin Bieber's much-hyped romance with the singer and actress Selena Gomez. Now that they're young adults, how might the relationship between Bieber and Gomez be different from when they were young teens?
Do you think Bieber's young fans will follow him as he continues to mature as a person and artist? How can kids deal with their role models growing up?
What do you think of Bieber's more grown-up sound? Do you like it, or do you miss his sweet puppy-love tunes?
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