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Justin Bieber: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.


If you were to apply one of those "how it started/how it's going" memes to Tiny Desk (home) concerts — which began, it turns out, almost exactly one year ago — you'd have, under "how it's going," the image of pop superstar Justin Bieber as he and his band perform the world premiere of a new song called "Peaches."

"Peaches" will exist in a significantly different form when Bieber drops his new album, Justice, on Friday — the track will feature guest vocals from GIVEŌN and Daniel Caesar — just as "Holy," another song from Justice, opens this set without the presence of guest Chance the Rapper. But Bieber's Tiny Desk set, performed with the aid of We the Band, provides the fullest taste yet (fully 25 percent!) of the singer's sixth album, whose singles have already been streamed hundreds of millions of times.

Bieber has had a massive month as he prepares for Justice to drop: March began with the singer's 27th birthday and recently produced his second career Grammy, as he took the prize for best country duo or group performance for "10,000 Hours" with Dan + Shay. It continues with this, his Tiny Desk debut. Friday, the next chapter officially begins.

SET LIST

  • "Holy"
  • "Peaches"
  • "Hold On"
  • "Anyone"
  • MUSICIANS

  • Justin Bieber: vocals, keys
  • Harv: bass
  • O'Neil "Doctor O" Palmer: keys
  • DJ Tay James: DJ
  • Robert Taylor: drums
  • Julian McGuire: guitar
  • CREDITS

  • Video: Nick Demoura, Mike Drew, Rory Kramer, Aaron Kroger, James Coker
  • Audio: Jim Ebdon, Dylan Ely, James Roach, Chris Houghton, Taylor Meyer
  • Production Manager: Chris Gratton
  • Camera Operators: Austin Wavra, Daniel Mardoyan, Noel Galan
  • Lighting Tech: Jim Mecsery
  • TINY DESK TEAM

  • Producer: Bobby Carter
  • Video Producers: Maia Stern, Morgan Noelle Smith
  • Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
  • Tiny Production Team: Bob Boilen, Kara Frame
  • Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
  • Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann
  • Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

    Stephen Thompson is a writer, editor and reviewer for NPR Music, where he speaks into any microphone that will have him and appears as a frequent panelist on All Songs Considered. Since 2010, Thompson has been a fixture on the NPR roundtable podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour, which he created and developed with NPR correspondent Linda Holmes. In 2008, he and Bob Boilen created the NPR Music video series Tiny Desk Concerts, in which musicians perform at Boilen's desk. (To be more specific, Thompson had the idea, which took seconds, while Boilen created the series, which took years. Thompson will insist upon equal billing until the day he dies.)

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