Next week will see the release of Justin Bieber's Christmas album, Under The Mistletoe, but that is not stopping him from thinking about his next project. In an interview with the U.K.'s Capital FM, Bieber told host Rich Clarke that he is still recording his next album, but it will come out early next year. He's also enlisting some high-profile guest stars to work on tracks with him.
"Very soon [it'll be released], after my Christmas album," Bieber revealed. "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." He added, "I just learned about picking the right songs and making sure that I create a sound that people aren't really used to hearing so that it's new and fun and people enjoy it."
Meanwhile, Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun, also chatted with Billboard about the upcoming album. Braun said that Bieber is doing much of the songwriting himself. "He's pretty adamant about writing a lot of [the album]," the manager said. "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. I'm really excited for him. This kid can sing his ass off. He's coming into his own."
As previously reported, when Under The Mistletoe is released on November 1, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Pencils of Promise and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, among other organizations. The album features collaborations with Usher, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, The Band Perry and Busta Rhymes.