It’s official. Justin Bieber announced that his new album Changes is dropping on Feb. 14.
Here’s What We Know
He took to social media to reveal his album cover which features a stripped-down Bieber. He also released his newest single “Get Me” which features hit singer Kehlani. She and Jaden Smith will join Bieber on his Changes tour this summer.
It looks as though the new album will have 17 songs based on the Changes pre-order on iTunes. It also will likely have some other collaborations besides Kehlani. Both Post Malone and Travis Scott are rumored to be a part of the new album according to Billboard.
Bieber’s new wife Hailey served as his main muse for Changes. His new YouTube docuseries Justin Bieber: Seasons offers a glimpse into the making of his new album, and Hailey was by his side in the studio throughout most of it. There’s even a clip from an upcoming episode in which Hailey jokes, “It’s really hard being the muse of a whole album.”
This new Bieber era has already made waves in the media. He released his first single “Yummy” at the beginning of the month and did everything in his power to get the song to No. 1 on the Billboard 100 chart. However, it ended up debuting at No. 2 after numerous mixed reactions to the single.
His Past Success
The singer’s upcoming fifth album follows a long four year hiatus. His last album Purpose was released in November 2015 and garnered major success. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 500,000 copies in its first week. It was Bieber’s largest first-week sales in his career. Despite the success, Bieber ended up canceling the end of his Purpose tour due to his declining mental health.
However, Bieber wasn’t completely out of the game. He continued to release several collaborations over the last few years including major hits such as “Despacito,” “No Brainer” and “I Don’t Care.”
It seems like Changes will be Bieber’s most raw and honest project yet. After four years of growth and healing, he is ready to show the world who he really is, so it only makes sense that he’d want this project to be more successful that his last.
“It’s the music that I’ve loved the most out of anything that I’ve done.” Bieber said in his first teaser video.