Turns out that while we were all soaking in the R&B dabble that was Changes, Justin Bieber was already busy working on his next album. Justice, the star’s sixth studio album, is set to drop March 19, and we’re every bit as excited as you are. From the shockingly 2000s cover art to the string of hits that are already on the tracklist, it’s clear that this record won’t be like anything else Bieber has done. So, ahead of its release next Friday, here’s everything you need to know.
The meaning behind that name
Despite being a great play on words with his own name, Justice actually has a deeper meaning. Finding inspiration in the world’s current state and climate, Bieber took to Instagram to explain why he felt it was necessary to make music to help others (and himself) get through this unprecedented time.
There’s a hefty line-up of features
On top of grabbing Benny Blanco and Finneas as producers for the record, Bieber has enlisted Khalid, long-time collaborator Chance the Rapper, The Kid LAROI, Dominic Fike, Daniel Ceaser, Burna Boy, BEAM, and Giveon. With such a mixed bag, it’s hard to tell what direction Justice is going to take. It’s very likely the album will involve a number of genres, with each song taking a different direction to the last.
There’ll be 16 tracks
Recently, the star took to Instagram to reveal the track listing for the album and where the features had ended up. With just a quick glance at the titles, it’s safe to say the star’s wife, Hailey Bieber, is again his greatest muse. Expect more love songs, they’ll never stop coming!
1. ‘2 Much’
2. ‘Deserve You’
3. ‘As I Am’ ft. Khalid
4. ‘Off My Face’
5. ‘Holy’ ft. Chance the Rapper
6. ‘Unstable’ ft. The Kid LAROI
8. ‘Die For You’ ft. Dominic Fike
9. ‘Hold On’
12. ‘Peaches’ ft. Giveon and Daniel Ceaser
13. ‘Love You Different’ ft. BEAM
14. ‘Loved By You’ ft. Burna Boy
16. ‘Lonely’ with Benny Blanco
Yeah yeah, cool; but what’s it going to sound like?
While it’s anyone’s guess, we’re chucking our 2 cents in to say expect more synths. With the last few hits Bieber has dropped, his sound has significantly changed to adopt the funky synthesiser sounds that are so popular in pop currently. As well as that, we’re expecting more slow-tempo tracks, ballads, more sprinkles of R&B and fingers crossed we get some classic dancefloor Bieber.
‘Justice’ is out March 19.