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Friends” is a song by Justin Bieber. It is Bieber's first single credited as lead artist to be released in over a year, the previous being "Company", which was released in March 2016 for his studio album Purpose (2015).

Bieber released a remix version of the song featuring American singer-songwriter, Julia Michaels. The radio version is featured on the compilation album, The Best which has minor changes like the echo in the drop and Julia Michaels' voice in the middle of the first verse.

Background Edit

It was a demo Michael Tucker had written with friends and rising songwriters Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter. Tucker liked the song, but nothing really happened to it. So he did what he usually does when songs don’t really move: he tore it apart and put it back together again. “We played it for Justin [Bieber’s] team, and they loved it,” Tucker explained.[3]

Justin Bieber played a snippet of the song at Milan Airport in June 17, 2017. Justin played the song again at the Old Fashion Milan club in Italy, June 19th 2017. On August 13, 2017, Bieber first teased the single by tweeting: "Can we still be friends". On August 14, 2017, Bieber announced an upcoming release on Twitter and Instagram, the accompanied artwork featured a monochrome illustration of two birds tearing apart a worm in front of highlighter yellow text, captioning: "New music. Thursday noon".

Music video Edit

Lyrics Edit

[Intro]
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[Verse 1]
I was wonderin' 'bout your mama
Did she get that job she wanted?
Sell that car that gave her problems?
I'm just curious 'bout her, honest (ooh-ooh)

[Pre-Chorus]
Know you're wonderin' why I been callin'
Like I got ulterior motives
Know we didn't end this so good
But you know we had something so good
So I'm wonderin'

[Chorus]
Can we still be friends? (ah-ah)
Can we still be friends? (ah-ah)
Doesn't have to end (ah-ah)
And if it ends, can we be friends?
Can we be friends?
Can we be friends?

[Verse 2]
Wonderin' if you've got a body
To hold you tighter since I left (since I left)
Wonderin' if you think about me (ooh-ooh)
Actually, don't answer that (uh-huh)

[Pre-Chorus]
Know you're wonderin' why I been callin'
Like I got ulterior motives
Know we didn't end this so good
But you know we had something so good
So I'm wonderin'

[Chorus]
Can we still be friends? (ah-ah)
Can we still be friends? (ah-ah)
Doesn't have to end (ah-ah)
And if it ends, can we be friends?
Can we be friends?
Can we be friends?
And if it ends, can we be friends?

[Pre-Chorus]
Know you're wonderin' why I been callin'
Like I got ulterior motives
Know we didn't end this so good
But you know we had something so good
I'm wonderin'

[Chorus]
Can we still be friends? (ah-ah)
Can we still be friends? (ah-ah)
Doesn't have to end (ah-ah)
And if it ends, can we be friends?

References Edit

  1. Billboard - Justin Bieber Has a New Song Coming This Thursday
  2. Facebook - “Friends” @justinbieber & @bloodpop, engineered by moi.
  3. Noisey - BloodPop® Wants to Take Over the World With Positive Vibes