As Spotify set the stage to expand its features for artists and fans during its first Stream On event on Monday (February 22), the streaming service had a surprise at the end: an exclusive performance by Justin Bieber.
Bieber, whose more than 63 million monthly Spotify listeners make him the second-most streamed artist in the world, brought the courage that earned him that kind of career milestone to a dynamic stage. He found something “Holy” in a candlelit underground hall for his first song with his band, before streaks of white light and embers illuminated a “Lonely” Bieber on what looked like a highway in the middle of the desert.
However, the second half of his performance transformed Benny Blanco’s tender piano melody into an electronic rhythm with trap overtones and Auto-Tuned vocals. As the refreshing waves marked the end of his red-hot performance, the pop superstar reappeared on a platform overlooking a sea of clouds that swarmed mountains to wrap up his performance with “Anyone” before changing shape into a flock of birds. that fly.