I'll Show You

Justin Bieber

About I'll Show You

"I'll Show You" is a song recorded by Canadian singer Justin Bieber for his fourth studio album Purpose (2015). Written by Bieber, Josh Gudwin, Sonny Moore, Michael Tucker and Theron Feemster, the song was produced by Skrillex and Blood. It was released as a promotional single from the album on November 1, 2015 by Def Jam. A mid-tempo Electronic pop ballad, the song includes trap percussion and synthesizer beds as its main instrumentation. Bieber's vocals on the track were considered emotional, lower, and calmer. Lyrically, "I'll Show You" was considered an autobiographical song about his public image, with lyrics about the pressure of fame and the need for human connection. The song received positive reviews from most music critics, who praised Skrillex's production and his chemistry with Bieber, while also noting his rawness and praising his vocals on the track. Commercially, the song was successful, reaching the top-ten in seven countries, including his native Canada, as well as the top-twenty in another six, including Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States where it received platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America. The song's music video was shot in South Iceland and released on November 2, 2015. It shows Bieber on lush mountainsides, gazing at nature from a cliff's edge, and skateboarding on top of a broken-down airplane. "I'll Show You" was included on his Purpose World Tour. 


Year:
2015
3:19
253 
#2

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My life is a movie and everyone's watching
So let's get to the good part and past all the nonsense

Sometimes it's hard to do the right thing
When the pressure's coming down like lightning
It's like they want me to be perfect
When they don't even know that I'm hurting

'Cause life's not easy, I'm not made out of steel
Don't forget that I'm human, don't forget that I'm real
Act like you know me, but you never will
But there's one thing that I know for sure
I'll show you
I'll show you
I'll show you
I'll show you

I've got to learn things, learn them the hard way
Got to see what it feels like, no matter what they say

Sometimes it's hard to do the right thing
When the pressure's coming down like lightning
It's like they want me to be perfect
When they don't even know that I'm hurting

'Cause life's not easy, I'm not made out of steel
Don't forget that I'm human, don't forget that I'm real
Act like you know me, but you never will
But there's one thing that I know for sure
I'll show you
I'll show you
I'll show you
I'll show you
'Cause life's not easy, I'm not made out of steel
Don't forget that I'm human, don't forget that I'm real
Act like you know me, but you never will
But there's one thing that I know for sure

I'll show you
I'll show you

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Written by: Joshua Gudwin, Justin Drew Bieber, Michael Tucker, Sonny Moore, Theron Otis Feemster

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12 facts about this song

Release Details
"I'll Show You" is a song by Canadian singer Justin Bieber, released on November 1, 2015, as a promotional single from his fourth studio album, "Purpose."
Music Genre
The song is described as a chill EDM (Electronic Dance Music) track along with trap influences.
Chart Performance
The song managed to peak at number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and reached the top 20 in several other countries.
Song Creation
Bieber collaborated with music producers Skrillex and BloodPop for the production of "I'll Show You".
Music Video
The music video for "I'll Show You" was shot in South Iceland, with Bieber seen running through green fields, glaciers, icy lakes, and waterfalls.
Lyrics
The song's lyrics are introspective, with Justin Bieber addressing his public image and the pressures of fame.
Album Success
"I'll Show You" contributed to the success of the album "Purpose," which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 522,000 copies in its first week of release.
Environmental Controversy
The music video shoot led to an increase in tourism to the Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon in Iceland, prompting the Environment Agency of Iceland to temporarily close the site over environmental concerns.
Streaming Success
As of 2021, the song has garnered over 600 million streams on Spotify alone.
Critics' Perspective
Many critics praised the maturity of Bieber's vocals and his introspective lyrics in "I'll Show You". Some even considered it to be one of the best songs on the album.
Purpose Tour
"I'll Show You" was performed live by Justin Bieber during his Purpose World Tour which ran from 2016 to 2017.
Raw Emotion
Bieber often cites "I'll Show You" as one of his more personal and emotional songs, as it explores his struggle with his transition from teen stardom to adult artist.

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