[Review] Justin Bieber creates another number one hit with his new song ‘Peaches’

Manoela Ford, Writer

After Justin Bieber released his first album of the year, “Justice,” the most popular song on the album, “Peaches,” became Bieber’s seventh Hot 100 number one hit. 

Bieber’s sixth album was released on Friday, March 19. This was his follow-up project to his album released in 2020, “Changes.”

After just being released for about two weeks, “Peaches” gained over 30 million streams. The official music video that premiered on March 19 has more than 56 million views on YouTube worldwide. 

Despite being out for less than two weeks, Bieber has become the first solo male artist to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and the Billboard 200 albums chart at the same time. The song features Daniel Caesar and Giveon and it is both of their first times being able to claim the number one spot.

Bieber joins only two other artists who have debuted at number one on both the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously, BTS and Taylor Swift. 

The song is really an ode to the various places in the United States, but it focuses mostly on Georgia, hence the title of the song. Georgia is also the state where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, is from, who has an entire quote by him in “MLK Interlude,” which is another song in the album. He also mentions California and its links to the beginning of popularity. At another point in the song, he sings about the northern lights, which are most famously seen in Alaska. 

Although it seems like the song is only about places around the country, it is actually about his love for a girl and how he wants to travel everywhere with her by his side. 

The chorus of the song has a line that says, “I took my chick up to the North, yeah/ I get my light right from the source, yeah.” Although he is referring to the northern lights in Alaska, he is also giving a compliment to this girl, calling her the light of his life. 

The other artists featured in the song, Daniel Caesar and Giveon, have one verse each which have the same theme of admiring their significant others. 

This song has an R&B, hip-hop style, which suits Bieber well and makes his fans happy to see that he has already begun releasing music this year, but also excited to see what else is in store for the rest of the year.