Leading up to Thursday’s video premiere, MTV News got the scoop from Posner himself about recording the first Believe single. “Justin’s super hands-on with his music,” he explained. “He comes up with amazing melodies — that’s what I was most impressed by. We’d put on a beat or something, and he goes into a booth, and he freestyles these melodies, and they’re crazy.”
What was equally crazy was the way Bieber’s fans would find out when and where the guys were working on the cut. “With Justin, we kept the studio pretty locked down just because he can go from zero to insane in a matter of five minutes,” Posner recalled of the studio sessions. “It was definitely insane. I was just honored to be a part of the project.”
The track is a tease to the June 19 album release. And, Posner shared that Bieber wants to change the rules of the pop game. “He gets it,” he said. “He wants to make something that other people aren’t doing right now, and that’s what we’ve achieved.”
Want more behind-the-scenes scoop from Bieber himself? The singer will sit down with MTV News’ Sway Calloway on Thursday to premiere his “Boyfriend” music video during “MTV First: Justin Bieber,” live at 7:50 p.m. ET on MTV. After the video premieres on air, Bieber will chat with Sway for 30 minutes on MTV.com, opening up about the Director X-directed clip, as well as his June 19 album release, Believe. But that’s not all: If you have a burning question for Bieber, you can get in on the fun by commenting below or tweeting @MTVNews with the hashtag #MTVFirst or #AskBieber.
Immediately following the premiere, the “Boyfriend” video will be available on MTV.com, so Beliebers can watch it over and over and over again.
Don’t miss the “Boyfriend” video premiere Thursday at 7:50 p.m. ET/PT on MTV during “MTV First: Justin Bieber,” followed by a live Q&A with Justin himself on MTV.com!