The singer literally drops out, replaced by synthesizers and chopped-up, distorted vocal samples that vaguely reference the earlier lyrics.
How the Pop-Drop Became the Sound of 2016
Then the minute or so of pre-chorus and pseudo-chorus light up the engines.
Seemingly unfit for pop radio, Skrillex and Diplo reference well-established techniques from hip-hop.
To reclaim and sustain his status as a chart-topper when he was at his musical the background, taking its place with the rest of pop image and sound. If pop history teaches us anything, before we know it, this sound will fade into and personal low point, grown-up Bieber desperately needed a new nostalgia.