This song is the latest in the Bieber Renaissance. He started out like any other tween sensation: he put out a few hit singles at a young age, and naturally, I was too cool to act like I enjoyed it because I was the world's toughest seventh grader. He kept putting out a few more, and I still made the conscious decision to dislike any and all of his music. "He's gonna burn out eventually, just like anyone else," I thought to myself. Then came the Believe album, where I quietly found myself enjoying "As Long As You Love Me" and "Beauty and a Beat."
The Bieber straw that broke this stubborn camel's back was last summer's blockbuster hit, "Where Are Ü Now." After that, he continued releasing singles from his album "Purpose," which was my go-to music for any mood I was in during the later part of the Fall 2015 semester. After "Purpose" though, I thought it would take a while for Bieber to reach the same high bar he set for himself. "Cold Water" proved otherwise, and in this case, I'm happy to be proven wrong.