On Comedy Central’s roast of Justin Bieber last night, he appeared humble and apologetic about his behavior in the past. He seems to have a new outlook on his young life and career and has recently revealed that he had to rework his new album because of it. Kanye West and Rick Rubin have reportedly been a part of this process.
“I’m finishing up the album now, working with Kanye and Rick,” the 21-year-old told USA Today. “I’m not rushing it, I’ll just wait until it’s totally done.” He continued, “[The album] was done but it didn’t match up to where I am now and where my head’s at,” he said. “I want to tell my story, but I also want to give people hope. I lost hope for a while, I was in a dark place, but it’s about getting out of that rut. It’s about knowing there’s sunshine on the other side.”
Biebs says he is going to blow fans away with his level of maturity on this album.
“I don’t want to say “it’s different,” because that’s what everyone says. But it is different, it’s a grown-up version of Justin and I think people will be shocked.”