Yep, I can’t believe the title myself. Have I lost my mind? Nope, just read on…
Well, Justin Bieber’s thrilling Music Mondays grows its most enthralling with an acronym… “PYD”. What does this “PYD” mean exactly? It means “Put you down.” As Usher would sing, “OMG.” Bieber definitely is not restricting himself to bubblegum savvy pop like “One Time” or “Baby” anymore. Basically, Justin Bieber is going to “do it right” to his boo meaning that three-letter word that Bieber has eschewed but you know is on his mind (and every other red-blooded kid/man his age). Is there anything wrong with it? While it should be worthy of scrutiny what he wants to “do”, it goes with the territory of being young and natural lustful. Lust may be a sin, but who hasn’t committed it? Don’t lie now.
Don’t get me wrong my most hardcore Beliebers, I’m sure Bieber plans to “do right by her” by providing the emotional aspects of the relationship. But y’all know he’s definitely going to “get it in” physically. I mean, he is “put[ting] you down” after all. And if there was any doubt of this, having R. Kelly guest on your track should erase any doubts. I mean, few are more sex-savvy than R. Kelly himself. I mean, do you think Kells is merely talking a bout an innocent kiss when he states “On the roof, balcony, we don’t care who sees / girl I’mma put you down, all the way down, down, down…” More obvious is when Kelly proclaims himself “…your dope man in the bedroom / you can make me your drug babe.”
So, how do I, perhaps Bieber’s most ‘hard to please’ critic feel about “PYD”? As shocking as it may be, this may be my favorite cut I’ve heard in the Music Mondays series. The production is mysterious and epitomizes that alt-soul sound that is currently trendy. Moody, sensual, and certainly a contrasts to Bieber’s past, it’s hard to knock what Bieber is going for here. Even the falsetto sounds a bit better… maybe it’s the inspiration from… yeah, better stop right there.
Justin Bieber featuring R. Kelly? “PYD” | Island | US Release Date: November 18, 2013