HARV, pen behind Justin Bieber’s ‘Peaches’, revels in his first No. 1 hit

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HARV has been penning R&B and pop hits for years, but achieved his highest success to date with the release of collaborator Justin Bieber’s latest single, “Peaches,” from his 2021 release, “Justice.” The track currently sits atop several charts on both Spotify and Apple Music.

The musician, producer and songwriter is “still taking it all in,” and enjoying every moment of the track’s success.

“I’m super excited about it,” he told Page Six of going No. 1. “It’s like a dream or something. Waking up and watching something you created go massive is incredible. It’s overwhelming, but a good overwhelming.”

Fans were first introduced to the track via Bieber’s Tiny Desk appearance, which dropped two days before the song’s release. HARV played bass for the track during the live performance, but carried the bass, keyboard, piano and guitar while crafting the studio single.

“Tiny Desk was fun because, at the end of the day, we’re all just musicians who love to just play our instruments,” he told us of the intimate NPR performance. “Being able to break the song down in that setting — even though we’ve toured and played stadiums and everything — it was a great experience, especially to do it for Tiny Desk, which is really a platform for musicians.”

“We really were just vibing,” he went on. “I think we rehearsed it once, and then just did it.”

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As for the studio track, fans love hearing R&B faves Giveon and Daniel Caesar on the mid-tempo track, features that came as a surprise even to the multi-instrumentalist.

“Justin was on Instagram just playing the piano and singing a melody,” the writer shared while detailing the songs conception. “I screen-recorded that, and I went to the studio and made the beat, made the music around it and texted it to him like, ‘Justin, you was going crazy on IG, I thought of an idea for the melody.’ Immediately, he goes to the studio, cuts his a capella and sends it to me, and I throw it into the music.”

“A couple hours later, he FaceTime’s me, like, ‘I got Giveon on the record,” and I was like, ‘what???‘” he said with a chuckle. “This all happened in one day, by the way.”

“A month or two later, we were thinking of how we could make the song even more special, and we were all like, ‘yo, let’s get Daniel on it.’”

For now, HARV continues to embrace his artistry while celebrating the milestones as they come.

“Waking up and watching something you created go massive is incredible,” he told us. “It’s overwhelming, but a good overwhelming.”

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