Justin Bieber paid a visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night (Nov. 17) to perform his track "Sorry" off of his brand new album, Purpose, with a little help from The Roots who served as his backing band.
The new album, for which Jimmy Fallon informs the audience has reached No. 1 status on iTunes in 99 countries, was co-produced by Skrillex and surprisingly influenced by the EDM genre, a first for Bieber. It shows a clear maturation of the young pop star's sound and personality for which he has gone under fire for in the past.
His performance on The Tonight Show came complete with a group of energetic backup dancers and three-fourths of The Roots on keys while Questlove laid it down on drums. The Roots seemed to nail the synth-driven instrumental portion of the track.
The blistering pop hit "Sorry," for which Blood (formerly Blood Diamonds) helped to create the beat along with Skrillex, plays out like an instant classic, cherishing the value of its inherent simplicity. During Biebs' live rendition on the late night television set, the singer focuses hard on his vocal execution, demonstrating to fans that he's taking his music and new direction very seriously.
Purpose centers around its hit single "What Do You Mean," which marked Bieber's first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. The tracks "Where Are U Now" and "Sorry" both contain strong EDM and house elements. Halsey is featured on song "The Feeling." The album also recruits guest vocals from Big Sean,Travi$ Scott and Nas.