"Recovery" (CD Single)

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Biebs deals with heartbreak in clean R&B-inspired track.

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Educational value

Meant to entertain rather than educate.

Positive messages

Everyone makes mistakes, but learning how to recover from them is a sign of maturity. Bieber "learned it don't pay to lie," highlighting the fact that trust is important in any relationship.

Positive role models

Bieber admits the relationship wasn't perfect, singing, "First I'll acknowledge, our trust has been broken," but he's "learned a lot through trial and error" and wants a second chance to "make it right, make it right."

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Justin Bieber sings about relationships and trust in "Recovery." Bieber reveals a more mature side of himself, but there's nothing iffy to worry about in this song.

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What's the story?

RECOVERY is Bieber's fourth "Music Monday" single leading up to the release of Believe 3D. This R&B-inspired track is his appeal for a second chance to "make it right, make it right," presumably with on-and-off girlfriend Selena Gomez.

Is it any good?

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Beliebers may have some mixed opinions about the new R&B sounds of their pop prince, but Bieber believes it's one of the most important songs he's ever written. It's clear that his heart has been broken as he croons for a "successful recovery" from his past mistakes, and his decision to sample the acoustic guitar riff of Craig David's "Fill Me In" makes the single memorable.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about trust. Why is it so important in any relationship?

  • Bieber's on-and-off girlfriend Selena Gomez shed her Disney image. Do you think Bieber is trying to do the same? Would you still consider him a role model?

  • What do you think of Bieber's new sound? Do you prefer his dance-pop hits or these R&B tunes?

Music details

Artist:Justin Bieber
Release date:October 28, 2013
Type:Single
Label:Island Def Jam
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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