Justin Bieber Channeling NKOTB, New Edition for Next Album
Justin Bieber is currently working on the follow-up to 'My World 2.0' and will be heading into the studio with Jim Jonsin, the super producer who has worked with the likes of Beyonce, Usher and Kanye West.
Bieber's third effort will be an important release in his career, which is why Jonsin is tapping into the '80s boy band phenomenon for the 17-year-old's sound. "For Bieber, I think I want to reach back to New Edition, those days," Jonsin tells MTV. "I want to try to do something like that -- 'Please Don't Go Girl,' New Kids on the Block -- because the girls would go crazy. Maybe not that song, but something that feels like that: Little bit of soul, R&B, but pop as well."
However, the New York native also plans on incorporating a modern R&B flair to a track on Canadian star's forthcoming full-length. "And then I'd love to put him on something like that 'Motivation' type of track," he adds, referencing the Kelly Rowland hit he co-wrote and produced. "Just a hard beat that he could sing something super slick [on]."
Bieber is hard at work on his third LP, which he's confident will please his fans. "Been working on new music," he tweeted on Wednesday. "This next album is gonna be [the] best so far. #BELIEVE." Get ready, Beliebers.
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