STORY OF SONG
“Intentions” is the third single from Canadian popstar Justin Bieber and his upcoming fifth studio album “Changes”, which is due to be release this Friday, on the 14th February 2020. The track features American rapper Quavo from hip-hop trio Migos, who Bieber has previously worked with on other songs.
“Intentions” was written by Bieber, Quavo (Quavious Marshall), Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, and production duo The Audibles, consisting of Jimmy Giannos and Dominic Jordan. The Audibles and Poo Bear also produced the song. “Intentions” is a love song full of compliments directed at Bieber and Quavo’s other halves – Hayley Bieber and Saweetie (Diamonté Harper). In an interview with MTV on the day of “Intentions” release (7th February 2020), Bieber and Quavo spoke about the meaning of the track, with Bieber stating: “I think, I think a lot of us forget to, me included, forget to set “intentions”, you know. We as humans get caught up in our everyday struggles and worries. And I think what we set our “intentions” on, makes the outcome of our life, and the quality of life we live.” On the 8th February 2020, both Bieber and Quavo performed the song live on Saturday Night Live.
The music video was released alongside the song, and was directed by Michael D. Ratner, and shows the real life stories and stuggles of people of different backgrounds. Throughout the video, Bieber gifts these individuals with things that make their life easier, such as cars and giving people studio times to spread their message. In only a few days, the video has over 22.3 million views and over 1.5 million likes.
Release Date: 7th February 2020
Songwriter/s: Justin Bieber, Quavious Marshall, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, and The Audibles (Dominic Jordan and Jimmy Giannos)
Producer/s: Poo Bear & The Audibles
Label: Def Jam
Music Video Release Date: 7th February 2020
Music Video Director: Michael D. Ratner
Chart Rankings: “Intentions” hit the peak chart position of #36 on the US Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart.
The lyrics to “Intentions” can be viewed here: LINK