Justin Bieber’s Purpose was one of EW’s favorite albums of 2015, and featured the star’s new sound — inspired by floaty Skrillex-assisted EDM beats and modern R&B. Now Bieber has shared a previously unreleased track, “I’ll Be There,” that would have fit in well with the collection, though it’s not clear if the song was intended for Purpose.
“I’ll Be There” appeared on Bieber’s official Vevo page with little promo or fanfare, but the song features Bieber rapping and lyrics like “I’ll be there for you/ even though I’m gone/ holding you close babe, close to my heart.”
Purpose debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart last year, beating out One Direction’s Made In The A.M. for the top slot. The album houses singles like “What Do You Mean?” “Wher Are U Now?” and “Sorry.” The collection sold over a million copies in December, less than a month after it premiered.