Love Yourself has a minimalistic yet highly effective tune. Because of its sparse instrumentation, some music critics heralded this song as a departure from much of Justin Beiber’s previous music.
The song starts with only a single vocal and a bright, casual guitar progression, and it really doesn’t gain much complexity as it goes on. Trumpets do make an appearance along the way, but they really are just an accent that gives some extra interest later on.
Clearly then, this is a very lyric and vocal-focused song. You might think that means it’s not suited to the piano, but think again! This is actually a great piece to learn, and one that will help you flex your muscles of self-restraint. 🙂
What do I mean by that? Let’s watch my video to find out: