Looking up to the former NSYNC member, Bieber is currently experimenting with new sound that he hopes will be embraced not only by his core young fanbase but also by older people.
While he takes inspirations from Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men for his upcoming Christmas album "Under the Mistletoe", Justin Bieber looks up to Justin Timberlake for his next studio installment. The teen popstar talked about that matter in an interview with MTV recently.
"I'm trying to create a new sound that people aren't really used to hearing," Bieber dished on his experiment on the next project. "So it might sound weird at first, but it's going to be like when Justin Timberlake did 'FutureSex/LoveSounds': It was a new sound ... acoustic guitar over hard drums."
He added, "I want to find something that's going to suit me and my fans are going to love and older people will like and younger people will like. But I'm always trying to keep my core fanbase, because the young people are what make everything cool. Old people look to young people, so trying to keep everyone happy."
Talking about the creative process, he stated, "We're going to be going in every day and working with new people and trying to find the best sound, because I'm going to be recording different styles, different things until I find a solid 15 songs that I love. ... I'm going to be recording as many songs as I possibly can."
Bieber will release "Under the Mistletoe" in the United States on November 1. He will donate some proceeds of the CD to charities including Pencils of Promise and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. "Universal never actually allowed money from the album to go to charity, so it's kind of a unique thing and I'm very happy and proud of what we've done," he said.