Bieber is back. Three years since his last album Believe, the pop sensation returns with his fourth and most personal album yet, Purpose. The 19-track deluxe edition finds a mature Bieber, now 21, taking risks as he embarks on a new chapter in his career. He sings about the ups and downs of fame, relationships, and persecution by the media.
“I’m self-expressing with this album,” he told Billboard. “I can’t skip on the moments that were dark, the moments that were happy, the ex-girlfriend stuff. It makes it real, rather than ‘Let’s call up Max Martin to write you a hit song.’ I want my music to be inspiring.”
He is joined by collaborators Big Sean, Travis Scott, Nas, and Halsey, plus production from Skrillex, Mike Dean, Diplo, and Poo Bear. Ed Sheeran co-wrote “Love Yourself,” while Ariana Grande appears on an iTunes exclusive remix to “What Do You Mean?”
Stream Purpose below.