People have been waiting for a collaboration between Justin Bieber and Dutch DJ/producer Martin Garrix.
Justin Bieber’s rise to fame took place almost overnight with his candy-sweet pop track on a school crush. Many loathed him, while others proclaimed themselves to be ‘Beliebers’. But, even those who disliked him had to agree that he had carved out a space for himself in the industry. When he entered his teenage rebellion phase, he had tarnished his reputation beyond reputation. No one thought there was a coming back for him. But, once again he proved us wrong.
In the beginning of the year, he released Where Are Ü Now (which appears on his album, Purpose), marking his shift to dance music, and his path to redemption. The song produced by Skrillex and Diplo has a warped sample of Bieber’s vocals fused with instrumental music. People were taken aback. Few, very reluctantly, admitted to have enjoyed the track. Most gave the credit to the producers. But, when his singles “What Do You Mean?” and “Sorry” released, people had to accept that there was more to the artists than what we all thought.
Ever since,top Djs have been vying for his attention. Diplo was one of the first artists to bag a collaboration with Bieber. In July, the single ‘Cold Water’ made along with Major Lazer and MØ released and it debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. All those who have been following his career (including the ones who realised their new-found love for his work) have been ardently waiting for Bieber to collaborate with one particular DJ – Martin Garrix.
Considering that they not only share management under Scooter Braun’s company SB projects, and are really good friends, it was only a matter of time before the two joined forces. The Dutch DJ had been dropping hints that the two were working together for months now. Last month when Garrix announced that he will be accompanying Bieber on his his Purpose Tour to Australia in March next year, everyone was convinced that it was a prequel to a track that involved both their genius and turns out, we were not wrong.
Earlier in the week, the duo released a small preview of what could be their upcoming collab, called Fly. Check out the preview below: