Justin Bieber has fans on the edge of their seats to hear his new single, “Heartbreaker,” which he first announced last month. No date has been confirmed for when it will hit the streets, but Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, noted that when it does finally get its first play, it will quiet everyone down, especially the 19-year-old’s biggest critics.
“I’ll just tell you that we’re gonna release music it in a very, very different way with him,” he told MTV News about Bieber’s new song and album, billed as his “music journal.” “And people and fans should be very excited for the end of this year because he’s just written so many songs on the road. And we decided there needs to be a way to release these songs in a different way than the normal album and be able to allow him to express himself in music while dealing with so many different bullsh– stories every single day.”
Bieber has become the subject of many tabloid stories in the last several months, with the headlines focused on his personal life instead of the music. Among the many hot topic items are his on-again, off-again relationship with Selena Gomez and his on-going car troubles , including reported feuds with his Calabasas, California, neighbors over speeding around town.
But Braun hopes that the new music and the highly anticipated “Heartbreaker” will silence it all because Bieber will finally have the chance to address the very public ups and downs.
“So we’re hoping the witch hunt [is] gonna end when he really just speaks for himself in the music,” he added. “And we’re gonna do it in a way that’s very, very unique, so when you see ‘Heartbreaker,’ know it’s coming directly from him and don’t think [of] the normal ‘Oh this is my single and this is going to be on the album’ [rollout], realize there’s gonna be a very unique way of how this music is going to be released unlike we’ve seen before from him.”
The “music journal” release marks Bieber’s first album since 2012′s Believe, which included singles “Boyfriend,” “As Long As You Love Me” and “Beauty and a Beat.” He also re-released that album at the top of this year, Believe Acoustic. It featured unplugged takes on those songs as well as several new songs.