Justin Bieber has confirmed his manager Scooter Braun's statement which suggested that he names his new album "Believe". The "Mistletoe" singer addressed that matter when talking to MTV recently. During the same occasion, he additionally revealed two featured guests for the upcoming LP.
"Very soon [it'll be released], after my Christmas album," the Canadian pop singing sensation gushed before adding, "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."
The revelation once again slams rumors which emerged earlier this year mentioning that Bieber was reluctant to work with Kanye West over concerns that the rapper would damage his squeaky-clean image. "He's such a cool guy, and he's just really laid-back and just nice," the teen star previously praised the MC.
As for Drizzy, he has long been linked to Bieber because they come from the same country, Canada. They have praised each other and repeatedly talk about how they'd love to make a duet for a future project. Most recently, Bieber remixed Drizzy's expletive-laden single "Trust Issues" and toned it down to a PG-rated for his young fans.
The rapper commented, "I wish he would've left all the cuss words in it. I feel like that would've been so G, if he would've done all the swearing. I was excited when I heard he remixed it, because there was like a gang of swearing in that song. I was like, 'Oh, we're about to hear the transformation of Bieber'."
Exact release date for "Believe" is yet to be announced, but Braun said it would be out by summer 2012. Talking about the creative process, the manager stated, "He's [Bieber] pretty adamant about writing a lot of [the album]. 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."
Bieber himself revealed he's experimenting with new sound that would be embraced by his young core fans and older people. "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 dished on.
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."