On Tuesday (March 16), Justin Bieber released his latest single, “U Smile,” from March 23’s My World 2.0. Bieber told MTV News that the single felt like it had just the right vibe to include on his sophomore album, a follow-up to his 2009 debut, My World.
Bieber helped co-write the song along with Jerry Duplessis, Arden Altino and Dan August Rigo, but he had particularly high praise for someone else he worked with on the track. “I worked with August. I got him. He’s a really good writer,” Bieber said of his friend and collaborator. “The song is amazing. We really love the song, so we decided to cut it. It’s really amazing.”
On the sugary-sweet, Motown-inspired track, Bieber sings, “If you need me/ I’ll come right there/ From a thousand miles away/ When you smile, I smile.”
Bieber’s video for “Baby” had him bowling alongside Drake and Ludacris . So what plans does he have in store for the “U Smile” clip? Well, first he has to decide to shoot a video for it. “We haven’t shot it yet,” he said, adding that he’s not the guy to ask about any concepts that may be floating around. “I don’t know. I don’t do the visual projects. I’m just a singer.”
On Tuesday afternoon, Bieber tweeted about the song’s quickly growing popularity. “Wrote this song for u guys, and now u are all helping it climb the TOP TEN of ITUNES … U SMILE is #10 already! thank u so much. Lets go #1!” he wrote. “Was extremely grateful when yesterday someone told me ‘U SMILE’ sounded like an old Motown classic … very cool.”
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