“It was mind blowing to see him actually operate in his gift like that,” Bieber said of Mayer’s “wicked guitar solo.”
After releasing his sixth studio album, Justice, a year ago, Justin Bieber is not slowing down.
A new interview with Apple Music’s Ebro Darden published Tuesday (May 3) revealed that Bieber is working on his next album. “I don’t think there’s a date yet, but I do know that we’re wrapping it up,” he said. “It’s almost done. It sounds really good. I’m really excited about it. I got a lot of cool features and yeah, it should be dropping not too long from now.”
Bieber also announced that John Mayer is featured on the album.
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“Wicked guitar solo, so that was really cool for me,” he said of working with Mayer. “He’s someone who I’ve looked up to for a long time. So we were at Henson the studio, and I was working on this song and he came in and he’s like, ‘Can I go in the booth?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, bro, go in.’ And so he went in the booth and then he came out and he laid a guitar solo and it was just like, it was mind-blowing to see him actually operate in his gift like that, being able to like see it first-hand, because like he is on another level. It’s insane.”
The collaborative aspect of music making, Bieber said, is of the utmost importance to him. “For me, I was embraced by the older generation,” he explained. “And it’s so funny because I’m becoming a little bit of the older generation — not old, but there’s a new generation that’s coming before me, or after me now. And it took for me to be in this position those people that embraced me. So the [Kid] Larois of the world and these new artists, like for me, it’s fulfilling to be able to embrace these young cats and help get their music out there because I know what it’s like to have this vision and want people to hear your music.”