The anticipation for Justin Bieber’s brand-new single, “Boyfriend,” which invades radio airwaves March 26, is building. Not only is the track earning early raves from radio jocks, but also the song’s producer, Mike Posner .
During an interview last week with radio DJ Bootleg Kev, the R&B supertalent dished about his studio session with the Biebster for “Boyfriend,” the lead single off the pop star’s highly anticipated album, Believe. “I have Bieber’s new single,” Posner said. “I wrote and produced that with him. And wait ’til you hear the beat; you’re going to flip. You’re going to want to play this song. Yes, it’s super hip-hop.”
It was only a matter of time until the young Biebs also took his spitting skills to the forefront as Posner admits the 18-year-old superstar raps “a little eight bars” and offers some “crazy” singing afterward on the track. “That was our whole goal, was to make something that was hater-proof,” he continued.
Asked about the star’s work ethic, Posner revealed his hesitation, saying, “He’s super talented. At first I didn’t know what to expect because he’s super young, but dude can write.”
Baltimore radio host Mick Lee recently spoke about the track, noting the song’s major transition from Bieber’s previous material. “All I’m saying … is wow … so much different than his previous music,” he gushed on the station’s website. “The best way to describe it is a mix of Justin Timberlake ‘Sexy Back’ … ‘NSYNC ‘Girlfriend’ — And get this … he raps … best comparison is it sounds like ‘Wait’ by the Ying Yang Twins.”
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