Die In Your Arms

Album: Believe (2012)
Charted: 34 17
  • This soulful slice of Pop was released as a promotional single from Justin's Believe album. "If I could just die in your arms, I wouldn't mind," he romantically croons. "Cause every time you touch me. I just die in your arms." Sorry, girls… Justin's most likely singing about Selena Gomez.
  • Justin enlisted Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, who's also worked with the likes of Brandy, Destiny's Child and Michael Jackson, to produce this song. Dennis Aganee Jenkins, Theodore Feldman and Travis Sayles all helped Jerkins man the boards.
  • Justin's manager, Scooter Braun, described the song on Twitter as carrying an "Old School Jackson 5 vibe." This is no surprise as it samples Michael Jackson's "We've Got a Good Thing Going" from his 1972 Ben album.
  • Rodney Jerkins produced Michael Jackson's last top 10 single, "You Rock My World." He told Billboard magazine this song evokes the King of Pop's transition from teen to adult star when it focuses on Justin's voice. "The mission on that one was to have Justin make a statement vocally," he explained. "In making this transition, the one thing he has to prove to people is, 'Listen, I'm a real singer.' This isn't about three notes here; this is about him showcasing his voice. It's not the easiest song to sing-it's a real singer's song with Sam Cooke-style melodies in the chorus. And he nailed it."
  • Justin shared some behind-the-music secrets about his process of writing and recording the song with Rodney Jerkins to MTV News during the recording of his Bieber Live special. "Before I got in the booth, [Rodney] showed me this hour-long video of Michael [Jackson] footage, never been seen before. It's Michael's personality, him in the booth dancing. It's some really special stuff," Justin recalled. "So me seeing that, going in there and being inspired and working with Rodney, who worked with Michael - it was incredible."
  • Roots drummer ?uestlove, tweeted a compliment in the form of a challenge to his fellow Hip-Hop artists. It went: "Dear hip hop, why are @justinbieber's drums on 'right here' more crispier & cleaner & louder and better than 96% of what was made in 2012?"


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