What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there’s not a lot to worry about in this single: it lacks foul language and mature content, focusing instead on innocent -- and idealized -- puppy love.
What's the story?
Fifteen-year-old singing sensation Justin Bieber continues his salute to love on the aptly titled LOVE ME, a single from his full-length album My World. Like his smash debut hit “One Time,” this track once again finds Bieber pouring his heart out to his “angel,” declaring his feelings in every way imaginable. The tune is instantly recognizable as a classic ode to puppy love, containing no overtly offensive lyrics beyond a couple of mild references to kissing. However, parents should be prepared to explain to their tweens that real love is a lot different than how Bieber describes it: “Baby you can do no wrong…My heart is blind…When I’m with you, everything has disappeared.”
Is it any good?
Taking center singing stage at fifteen years old is a tall order that Bieber fulfills fairly well, with his maturing voice remaining solid on this track. He makes an admirable attempt to separate the tune from the synth-pop pack by sampling the ‘90s hit “Lovefool” by Swedish band The Cardigans. Sprinkling bouncy beats throughout the sample, Bieber comes up with a refreshingly unique song that makes you want to hit the Replay button more than once.
Families can talk about...
What qualities matter most in the person you love?
When someone you love disappoints you, does that mean you should sever your ties to that person? Why or why not?