Martha Stewart is a Belieber.
She interviewed the 21-year-old for Interview magazine, and the correspondence between the two is exactly how you think it'd go. Stewart conducts the chat like a candid convo around the dinner table versus your standard *must asks* and *avoid these* PR setup. It's a refreshing back & forth to read knowing how opposite the two are yet share the wacky world of celebrity and all its weird affects.
They gab about his roast on Comedy Central, funding a new selfie app, his appearance at the Met ball, owning part of West Coast Customs and other tidbits before finally jumping into the meat and potatoes of the interview: Bieber's new music.
MARTHA STEWART: Hi. How are you? You're recording?
JUSTIN BIEBER: I'm in the studio, yes.
STEWART: What can you tell us about what you're working on?
BIEBER: The new album's going really well. I'm working a lot with Skrillex and Diplo and this guy named Poo Bear, who's an incredible writer. We've just been getting our groove. You kind of go through a period where you're in there and nothing comes and nothing comes, and then, finally, it's like bang-bang-bang—you get them all in a row. I'm at a place where I'm really happy and I'm ready to share my music.
STEWART: Oh, great. Do you have backup singers?
BIEBER: Not on the album. But when I'm on tour, we have backup singers and backup dancers.
STEWART: What kinds of instruments are on the album?
BIEBER: I mean, all the instruments. We've got bass, we've got drums and guitar and keyboard.
STEWART: Are you playing and singing?
BIEBER: Yeah—of course. I play drums and guitar. My best instrument is definitely drums, so I'm featured a lot on the album drumming. It's pretty futuristic as well. Skrillex is on a really new wave and has found a way to take my vocals and mix them and play with them and pitch it up to make it higher with these cool effects that sound really futuristic. We have a really good chemistry.
STEWART: So when do you think you'll be finished?
BIEBER: I actually don't know. I'm really not worried about when it's finished, I just want it to be perfect, so we're taking our time with it. I've been working with Kanye West and Rick Rubin. We've gone in with a bunch of different people. I'm just trying to get the best sound and have it be consistent and make sense with what I'm going through in my life right now.
Read the entire Interview here.