: Esperanto is neutral, but in a limited sense - not like the color gray, but more like the country Switzerland. Its neutrality is that it is not associated with or beholden to any one people, ethnicity or nation. It definitely takes a stand, though, just as you would discover of Switzerland if you ever tried to rob a bank there or tell the Swiss their culture(s) is/are bogus.
From an early age, I had decided I wanted to be beholden to no one.
But musical ancestry aside, the influence to which Bieber is most beholden is the current trends in pop music, which means Believe is loaded up with EDM accouterments, seeking a comfortable middle ground where Bieber’s impressively refined pop-R&B croon can rub up on techno blasts and garish dubstep drops (and occasionally grind on some AutoTune, not necessarily because it needs it, but because a certain amount of robo-voice is expected these days).