Pop sensation Justin Bieber has apologised to fans following his recent Live Lounge performance on BBC Radio 1. The 22 year old was described as being ‘awkward’ during the interview segments of the show, and ‘switched off’ during the musical performances.
Bieber played stripped down acoustic versions of many of his hit songs including ‘What Do You Mean?’, ‘Let Me Love You’ and ‘Love Yourself’. He also covered Tracey Chapman’s ‘Fast Car’ and Tupac Shakur’s ‘Thugz Mansion’.
Despite giving the excellent vocal performances that fans have come to expect, it seemed evident that something wasn’t right with the young Canadian. Bieber addressed this shorty after the session, posting this message on twitter: “I don’t usually get nervous but tonight I was thrown off and I was. Sorry about that. Really wanted to be my best. Hope u all had fun,”
One the main talking points during Bieber’s interview, centred around the singers relationship with fellow artist Ed Sheeran. Sheeran collaborated on Bieber’s most recent album ‘Purpose’ and co-wrote the platinum selling single ‘Love Yourself’. Bieber said of his relationship with Sheeran:
“Me and Ed aren’t super close but he’s someone who I consider a friend and I really appreciate his music. I appreciate who he is as a person. He’s an inspiration to a lot of young people – he makes awesome music that people are inspired by and that people laugh to, cry to and I think it’s important in music to have those people who bring the emotion out of you.”
Bieber went on to describe the process that went into writing ‘Love Yourself’ stating: “We found a sweet spot. I think that he knows what sounds good range-wise in my vocals and he’s got his ear to the streets. He’s very relevant but knows his stuff at the same time so he brings in stuff that he grew up listening to into what he’s making now which is really neat.”