Justin Bieber is a changed man and he wants you to know.
Now that that's settled, Justin talked about his upcoming album, which includes contributions from Rick Rubin and Kanye West, who he says he's “been in the studio with him for the past month or so.”
“He just pushes you. He definitely wants it to be my way and my direction and he doesn’t want to steal what I want. That’s why artists like to go to him, because he pulls something out of you that other people don’t.”
The Biebs also mentions his new song with Skrillex and Diplo, “Where Are U Now,” which he says will reflect a similar vibe for his new album.
“It was a cool collaboration that happened really organically,” says Justin, who also performed the song at Miami’s three-day Ultra Music Festival with Skrillex and Diplo over the weekend. “I did the record here in L.A. and I sent it off to them, and they put their little schtick on it, and here we are.”
On Selena Gomez inspiring a lot of the tracks:
“I think a lot of my inspiration comes from her,” Justin said. “It was a long relationship and a relationship that created heartbreak and created happiness and a lot of different emotions that I wanted to write about… there’s a lot of that on this album.”
Listen to the full interview below: