[artist id=”3187077″]Justin Bieber[/artist] may be less than a week away from the release of his holiday album, Under the Mistletoe, but he’s already thinking about his next project.
We know it will be heavily influenced by another Justin — Mr. Timberlake — and now we’re learning a bit more about it.
In an interview with Capital FM, Bieber said he’s getting some high-profile folks to work on tracks for the album.
“Very soon [it’ll be released], after my Christmas album,” JB revealed. “It’s going to be coming out. It is called Believe. I’m working with a lot of cool people. I’m working with Kanye [West]. Drake is going to work on the album with me.”
It’s hardly the first time Bieber has been in the mix with Drake and Kanye. Bieber recently put his spin on Drake’s “Trust Issues,” and while Drake wishes JB had left the track uncensored , he had high praise for his fellow Canadian. “He’s like a talented kid … from Canada, so to hear him even remix that song is crazy,” he said. “That’s incredible.”
Plus, let’s not forget that Kanye remixed Bieber’s track, “Runaway Love,” just last year. “He’s such a cool guy, and he’s just really laid-back and just nice, and at the end of the day, he’s just a nice person,” Bieber said at the time about the MC.
Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, chatted with Billboard about the upcoming album, which he said will include tracks mostly written by Bieber himself. “He’s pretty adamant about writing a lot of [the album],” Braun said. “And he played me some stuff that he’s been doing on his own. He wrote this amazing song that sounds like a Jodeci record. I’m really excited for him. This kid can sing his ass off. He’s coming into his own.”
When we spoke with Bieber earlier this year, he said he really wanted to be the main producer on the record. “[I’m] writing about how I feel and producing. I’ve been producing on my laptop and on my computer,” he said. “I’ve been really into it and, hopefully, this next album will be huge.”
What are you expecting from Justin’s next album? Let us know in the comments!