Album, featuring a new track called ‘Pray,’ will be released on November 26, the biggest shopping day of the year.
By Jocelyn Vena
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November 26 certainly won’t be a Black Friday for Justin Bieber fans. His acoustic album, My Worlds Acoustic, drops that day, which also happens to be the biggest shopping day of the year. The album will be sold exclusively through Walmart.
A press release for the album notes that in addition to acoustic versions of Bieber’s hits, there’s a new song on the album called “Pray.” It’s being described as an “optimistic, uplifting song, and represents the spirit behind My Worlds Acoustic.” The press release also says that “Justin intends the album as a gift to his fans; the arrangements reflect Justin’s early days with merely an acoustic guitar or a lone piano.
“The album adds additional acoustic instrumentation such as a string quartet, congas, and a cajon drum,” the press release continues. “The percussion represents inspiration from Justin’s worldly travels, most recently to Africa. Justin plays guitar on the album alongside his musical director and fellow guitarist Dan Kanter.”
When MTV News spoke to Bieber about the album earlier this month, he explained why he wanted to release an acoustic album. “I really think that I did an acoustic album because there’s a lot of haters out there that say, ‘Justin Bieber can’t sing. His voice is all Auto-Tuned,’ ” he said. “And there’s a lot with production, it kind of drowns out your voice, and it takes away from the singer, over the synths and everything.”
My Worlds Acoustic will allow Bieber’s true talent to shine through. “I think kind of stripping it down and having it kind of really mellow and being able to hear my voice is why I wanted to do it.”
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