Justin Bieber is continuing to put his upcoming album together, and the singer revealed that he wants Diplo and Skrillex to be a part of the project. “I think me and these guys are going to collaborate on my next album and do something really special,” Bieber told Power 96 radio station. Bieber and Jack U (Diplo and Skrillex) collaborated on the song “Where Are U Now,” which was featured on the Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U album. The hit song impacted the Billboard Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart at Number 7, and it reached Number 82 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Just recently, Bieber joined Skrillex onstage at the Ultra Music Festival for a surprise performance of “Where Are U Now.”
Bieber disclosed to USA Today that he wants his new project to have a more mature sound than his other projects. “I don’t want to say it’s different because that’s what everyone says, but it is different. It’s a grown up version of Justin and I think people will be shocked,” Bieber stated to USA Today. Besides wanting to work with Skrillex and Diplo, he revealed Kanye West and Rick Rubin will contribute production on the album as well. Bieber said that his album was complete, and then he decided to scrap all the songs and recreate the entire project. The singer wants the songs on his forthcoming project to represent his growth and life experiences, and anything less than that is unacceptable.
During the darkest times in his life, the singer believes his faith got him through those rough moments. Bieber wants his new album to be a reflection of what he was able to accomplish through hope, and he wants to offer that same light of hope to his fans. The singer’s road to redemption started with removing the negative influences from his inner circle. “You’re around some people sometimes and it might taint what you believe. I think that’s what happened with me; I lowered my beliefs,” Bieber told USA Today. He added, “I left a lot of people behind who weren’t on the same journey I was on. I’ve got a lot of new people in my life who are pouring into me, and not taking away from me.” The release date for Bieber’s new album hasn’t been revealed as of yet.
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