The R&B slow jam finds Bieber hoping to reignite the flame he had with former love. And, no matter how much she doesn’t want to pick up the phone to hear his pleas, Bieber isn’t ready to let her go. “Don’t tell me you’re my heartbreaker/ ‘Cause girl my heart’s breaking,” he sings on the chorus. “Don’t tell me you’re my heartbreaker/ ‘Cause girl my heart’s breaking (heartbreaker).”
In case that didn’t work, Bieber has a spoken word part mid-song: “So what I’m really tryin to say is, and what I hope you understand/ Is despite all the imperfections of who I am I still wanna be your man.” That’s when the song slows down a bit, breaking into a more mature structure than fans might be used to from the 19-year-old.
But diehard Beliebers probably expected it when he tweeted Monday night, “You will know my words, my heart. #journals.”
You will know my words, my heart. #journals
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) October 7, 2013
“So we’re hoping the witch hunt [is] gonna end when he really just speaks for himself in the music,” he said. “And we’re gonna do it in a way that’s very, very unique, so when you see ‘Heartbreaker,’ know it’s coming directly from him and don’t think [of] the normal ‘Oh this is my single and this is going to be on the album’ [rollout], realize there’s gonna be a very unique way of how this music is going to be released unlike we’ve seen before from him.”
“Each week the songs get better #musicmondays,” Bieber added. “maybe u might get lucky with two songs in a week.”