Change Me

Album: Journals (2013)
Charted: 39 59

Songfacts®:

  • This piano ballad was the ninth song to be unveiled by Justin from his Music Mondays series. It finds him wanting to right the wrongs in a relationship that is slipping away as he pleads for "understanding and patience." Justin admits that he needs to change to make it work. The song was released at midnight on Monday December 2, 2013. "Tonight''s song is very personal," Justin tweeted.
  • The song was co-written by Bieber himself in collaboration with:

    Andre Harris, who is one half of the songwriting and production duo Dre & Vidal. The pair have produced a number of successful hits, including Michael Jackson's "Butterflies," Ciara's "Oh" and Chris Brown's "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)." Harris also contributed to Justin's Music Mondays tracks "All That Matters" and "All Bad."

    Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd, who has contributed to most of the songs in the Justin's Music Mondays series. At the the prime age of 14, Poo Bear co wrote his first hit single for R'n'B group 112 titled, "Anywhere." This began a catalog of songs written for a multitude of artists including The Rolling Stones, Whitney Houston, Pink and Usher. He co-penned multiple songs for the latter's Confessions album, including the single "Caught Up," for which Poo Bear won two Grammys.
  • Justin teamed up with Poo Bear to help him refine his teen songs to a more sophisticated R&B sound. "We have a great relationship," Poo Bear noted to Examiner.com. "It was all organic and natural, nobody put me with him and nobody put him with me. I met him at a birthday party and we just clicked. We're very similar in a lot of ways and that's why it feels so right because it wasn't contrived, it happened naturally."

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