Recovery

Album: Journals (2013)
Charted: 28 41
  • This somber acoustic R&B tune finds Justin crooning about wanting to make up with a girl who holds a special place in his heart. The song was released as the fourth promotional single from the Canadian star's #MusicMondays series, a 10-week drive in which he unveiled a new tune every Sunday at midnight. "It's here. One of the most important songs to me I've ever written. #Recovery. Hope it helps you! (sic)" Justin tweeted after dropping the cut.
  • The acoustic-backed instrumental samples Craig David's 2000 hit "Fill Me In." The British singer was pleased that Justin had sampled one of his old tunes. "So many great memories flood back when hearing this guitar riff," he tweeted. "Well done @justinbieber sounding great."
  • The song specifically details the dissolution of a relationship, and in a tweet explaining its meaning Justin hinted that his ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez, was the inspiration behind the tune. "Recovery is an acknowledgement that in life you can't just fall down and not get over things. You have to step up and recover," he tweeted.

    "At the time, I was going through a very hard break up and when you're going through stuff like that you think that the world is just gonna end. Then you wake up the next day and realize that life has to go on."

    He added: "Recovery is that feeling you get when you start to move on and make things better for yourself because yesterday is gone and tomorrow is here."

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