“5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – Kiss me. Kiss me!” Nothing like kicking off the New Year with Justin Bieber. Last night on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Justin teamed up for a little duet with the legendary Carlos Santana in their own rendition of Let It Be. To start 2012 off right, Justin tweeted the following message:

thank you for 2011, lets have a better 2012! #happynewyear

Along with the tweet was a link that directed us all to this little ditty featuring his “little bro”, Jaden Smith. The track is titled Happy New Year and is definitely a departure from the the bubbly pop tracks we’re used to hearing from the Canadian songster. If you have Justin’s Christmas album, it’s more closely related to the track Christmas Eve.

The song definitely has a smooth R&B vibe and I am totally digging it. Justin even channels his inner Justin Timberlake with some slick falsetto riffs while Jaden’s monotone versus remind us of a Young Lil Wayne. There is no doubt in my mind that Justin will have quite the successful 2012. And with tracks along this vein, I think he’ll only garner an older fan base. Check out the track below.

Listen to “Happy New Year” after the jump.