It sounds ethereal, like a chorus of underwater voices, singing of their sorrows. It is beautiful, melodic, and, unbelievably, Justin Bieber. Yes, I know. Justin Bieber does not have the ability to sound like that. But he can. With help, of course.
Bieber’s haunting tones are the products of the phenomenon called 800% Slower. It’s the original song, just played eight times more slowly. It might not seem like much, but if you think about it, a 4-minute song becomes a 32-minute song when slowed down by a factor of eight.
Bieber’s not the only one who’s been subjected to this treatment. Songs from various artists from all genres have been popping up all over the Internet. Surprisingly, every single one sounds strangely beautiful in its own way. Even Miley Cyrus’s song “Party in the USA” sounds amazing, and that’s saying something.
Slowed down 800%, Bieber’s song “U Smile” becomes a song fit for an epic tale, a voyage across the ocean, a hero’s journey. It becomes hauntingly beautiful.
… Justin Bieber? Who would’ve thought?