Justin Bieber – Never Say Never ft. Jaden Smith Review
The 2010 movie ‘Karate Kid’ was ushered in by an interesting theme song—‘Never Say Never.’ The song was performed by Justin Bieber with rap interludes from Jaden Smith, Will Smith’s son and the lead star of the film.
The track was so successful that Bieber later included a remix version of it in his all-remix CD ‘My World Acoustic.’ It was also used as the cover and title of his 3-D concert film released in 2011 ‘Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.’
The song has a pop-R&B beat with a dose of hip hop. The lyrics were written to be motivational, aiming to inspire listeners about the basic lessons in life. Some reviewers even take it as the teen-friendly version of ‘Lose Yourself’ by Eminem.
According to reports, Bieber re-wrote the lyrics of the demo song ‘S**y Together,’ which has se**ally explicit lyrics, to make it appropriate for him and for the movie.
In terms of Bieber’s vocal performance, this song has cemented his silky smooth voice as his trademark. Interestingly, Jaden Smith also obtained raves and praises for his rap performance. Many reviewers even thought that Smith can actually give Bieber a run for his money.