For the first time in five years, Justin Bieber has returned with a brand new album. Today marks the official release of Changes, his first official full length since 2015's Purpose. Since we last heard from the Biebs, a lot has changed in his personal life, with the singer celebrating a recent marriage to Hailey Baldwin, and revealing to fans that he's been diagnosed with Lyme disease. Those struggles and successes are reflected on the new release, and many fans noted that Justin's love for Hailey is apparent on nearly every song.
Changes comes on the heels of "Yummy," the first single from Justin's new album. While many had previously speculated that "Yummy" was a tribute to Hailey, it's become more apparent that much of the album is also focused around romance, and many are thanking Hailey for her impact.
After Changes hit streaming services, the phrase, "Thank you Hailey Bieber" started coming up often on Twitter. "Everybody say thank you Hailey Bieber for being the muse of Justin’s masterpiece and amazing album," one fan wrote. Another fan noted that you could practically hear the happiness in Justin's voice, tweeting, "His voice isn’t filled with pain anymore like it was on journals. everybody say thank you Hailey Bieber!!!" One person even theorized that without the model, Justin's album wouldn't have been possible in its current form.
Fans might have a point with their theory, as Justin previously revealed that he wrote Changes during his first year of marriage. "There's so much more to learn about commitment and building trust and foundation, and I'm looking forward to continuing to build and make music that's gonna reflect that," he said in an interview with Apple Music that's set to drop on Saturday.
Although Hailey had a major impact on the singer's material, he also shared in the upcoming interview that Ariana Grande inspired him to make a return to the stage. After performing with the singer at Coachella, he felt inspired, saying, “It kind of reminded me ... this is what I do, this is what I'm good at, and I don't need to run away from it. When something's hard, it's almost like we need to run towards the pain and run toward the hurt rather than run away from it."
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