Saturday, July 13, 2024

Vibe: So Far, The Music for Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande’s Coming Duet Sounds Like They Have “Love on the Brain”


Scooter Braun’s clients, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, are delivering a new single to this Friday. It’s called “Stuck With U,” and we are stuck with them. The two singers have released a little instrumental clip on Twitter of the new song. It sounds a little like they might have “Love on the Brain,” at least a similar vibe to Rihanna’s recent hit. Who knows? Maybe it’s a cover, or an “interpolation.” We’ll see how it pans out later this week. Anyway, I like any excuse to feature Rihanna’s voice. See below.

UPDATE: The song credits four writers– Gian Stone Whitney Phillips Skyler Stonestreet Freddy Wexler. Plus the obligatory publishers’ nod for Bieber and Grande. That’s SIX people. SIX. A half dozen human beings are credited for “Stuck with U,” a song that doesn’t even spell out the third word in its title.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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