Despite the knowledge that confessing his sins would likely lead to cries of “sacrilege!” from the rock and metal world, Moreno defended his penchant for the polarising pop star’s new song, What Do You Mean?
“I actually downloaded this song just yesterday. I had to; it’s completely unavoidable!” he gushed. “It comes on in the car every time I get in it. And you know what? I like it! I really do!
“I don’t know how surprised people will be about that. I think people who know me know that I listen to a lot of corny shit! I’ve got no problem with it, so I’ll just keep on enjoying this one.”
And perhaps many of us could take a leaf out of Moreno’s book. In a recent Music Feeds op-ed entitled When You Nod Your Head Yes, But You Wanna Say No: On the Fall and Rise of Justin Bieber, we discussed the rising trend of punters feeling uncomfortable and ashamed as they feel themselves beginning to catch Bieber fever.
But if Chino Moreno isn’t ashamed, then maybe we shouldn’t be either.
Catch Deftones performing at Soundwave 2016, and listen to Chino’s new fave song, below.
Watch: Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean?