Justin Bieber is channeling his spirituality through song.
On Sunday, the 27-year-old singer — who is an avid follower of Churchome — surprised fans with a six-track EP Freedom. filled with afrobeat, rap and gospel lyrics and prayer. The project is the quick followup to his recently released album Justice.
“Freedom on all platforms,” Bieber tweeted with the Notes app screenshot, which serves as the EP’s cover art.
The EP opens with the self-titled, afrobeat-filled track featuring BEAM. “We in search of living water / Too blind to see the Messiah / Are you weary? Are you tired? / Runnin’ on empty, feelin’ the fire,” he sings. On both “All She Wrote” and “We’re In This Together,” the singer raps about fame and “needing saving.” The latter track ends with a prayer for those listening and their families.
“I had to grow up and accept responsibility, yeah / That wasn’t easy, ’cause at 17, I had a milli’ / Women throwin’ themselves at me had me goin’ silly,” he raps on “We’re In This Together.” “On the surface, I felt like the man / But deep inside I felt deprivеd just like an empty can.”