Justin Bieber has announced he is working with Kanye West and Rick Rubin on his new album.
In an interview with USA Today this week, Justin Bieber, 21, said his new material would be more mature after a few years of making the wrong sort of headlines.
“I don’t want to say it’s different because that’s what everyone says,” the singer said.
“But it is different, it’s a grown-up version of Justin and I think people will be shocked.”
Justin Bieber said he was turning his life around, echoing comments he made at the filming of his Comedy Central Roast last month.
“What you are thinking about all the time is what you write, and now that I’m thinking about more positive things, it completely changes my music.”
Justin Bieber has worked with Kanye West before on the rapper’s track, Yeezus.
His manager Scooter Braun tweeted news that he was working with Slayer and Jay Z’s producer Rick Rubin in January.
Justin Bieber told the publication that he had to re-record some of the music on his new album because it didn’t sound right.
“[The album] was done but it didn’t match up to where I am now and where my head’s at,” he said.
“I want to tell my story, but I also want to give people hope. I lost hope for a while, I was in a dark place, but it’s about getting out of that rut.
“It’s about knowing there’s sunshine on the other side.”
In June 2014, Justin Bieber said sorry after footage of him leaked using the n-word while telling a joke about the Ku Klux Klan.
He was charged with assault and dangerous driving after crashing his quad bike into a minivan near his hometown of Stratford, Ontario.
He was also serving two years probation for throwing eggs at his neighbor’s house in LA.
Justin Bieber says the lyrics on the follow-up to 2012’s Believe are about growing up, life experience and faith.
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