Justin Bieber's Purpose was undeniably one of 2015's biggest releases, packed with several hits and unexpected collaborations. Filled with everything from upbeat dance tracks to more poignant ballads created a dynamic album, and quite possibly the young artist's magnum opus. It was inevitable that with after the release, there would be tons of artists in line to put their own touch to Bieber's tracks, whether it be through a remix or cover.
Signed to Heroic alongside upcoming producers San Holo and WRLD, Froogle recently released their own take on one of Bieber's emotional ballads. The 21 year old producer based out of Austin, Texas has a dense Soundcloud page, complete with both originals and remixes. The young producer shows a definite technical skill and trained ear for soul in his downtempo tracks such as "Nobody Else" with Alexa Harvey and "Be Free". His library showcases an array of unique sounds and Froogle does not seem to fear unconventional approaches in his art.
In Froogle's latest, a rework of "Mark My Words," the track's soul runs deep and is sure to have bodies in a sway to it's lushness and beat. The silky vocals provided by singer Josh Rubin make for the perfect match to this chilled out rendition of the track, giving it a mellow yet cool twist. The musical breakdown in the middle of the track is highlighted by the charm of the harp chords. The track ends with full and expansive bass intertwined with pitch shifts, referencing Froogle's future aesthetic in his work.
All in all, Froogle's approach to "Mark My Words" alludes to more quality productions in the future, anticipating audiences for more experimental yet sincere and moving music. The young producer is set to soon release an EP, titled Surreal Feels via Heroic in the near future, with some exciting new material including a collaboration with rapper Yung Fusion.
Heroic in addition to Cymatics and EDM Prod. have also unveiled a remix contest today for the track. For a chance to release the track via Heroic and gain major exposure, enter the contest here and listen to Froogle's track below.