What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the single "Nothing Like Us" demonstrates Justin Bieber's growing maturity, with one mention of a new subject for a Bieber song –– drinking –– on top of some pretty emotional lyrics about the end of a relationship. While it's a clean single, with no profanity, sexual references, or violence, parents of younger tweens should know the track is a more mature take on relationships and heartache than Bieber's typical fare.
What's the story?
Teen dreamboat Justin Bieber's got a broken heart in "NOTHING LIKE US," the first single from his Believe Acoustic album. The track is rumored to be about his breakup with on-and-off girlfriend Selena Gomez, singer and star of the TV show Wizards of Waverly Place. It's one of three original tunes on the album; the rest are acoustic versions of songs that originally appeared on his third studio record, Believe.
Is it any good?
Justin Bieber's growing up in more ways than one: Not only are his lyrics getting more mature, but his vocals are, too. He's been lucky to retain a strong, smooth tone despite the voice change, which lends itself especially well to mellower songs like this one.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about how stars like Justin Bieber, who gain fame while young and grow up in the spotlight, can juggle their celebrity pressures with being a regular young adult. How would you cope with this pressure?
Is it a good thing that Justin Bieber puts his emotions out there for millions to see in songs like this? Why or why not?
Think of other young stars who grew up in the spotlight yet managed to avoid all the drama. What lessons can Justin Bieber learn from these stars?