Diplo: I’ve helped Bieber with the new album
Diplo helped Justin Bieber hone his new sound.
The 36-year-old DJ and producer teamed up with Justin to work on his upcoming new album.
And while details of the record are still being kept tightly under wraps, Diplo revealed he and Justin worked together on perfecting the sound that led to his track What Do You Mean and subsequent comeback.
“I just listened to his music, advised and made adjustments to new songs,” Diplo told Entertainment Weekly at the iHeartRadio festival last weekend (19-20Sep15). “I helped with the overall feel of the sound that we started with Jack U and raced a lot of ioHawks in the studio.”
Diplo and Skrillex previously collaborated with Justin on Where Are Ü Now, the track which achieved a number one when it was released in February.
Justin has been hard at work promoting his third studio album of late, the musician’s first offering since 2012 LP Believe hit the shelves.
A source close to the musician previously revealed that the record will be a more emotionally in depth exploration of Justin as a singer.
“There’s some personal stuff and some ballads [on the album],” the source told EW. “There’s some spoken-word moments with him literally talking about what he’s going through in his life. It’s all about the experience of being Justin Bieber.”
Justin has been teasing fans about his upcoming release, promising that it is set to be as successful as his previous offerings.
While speaking to the crowd at the iHeartMedia Music Summit back in August, the Baby hitmaker ensured fans will not be disappointed with his new volume of work.
“My music is very awesome, actually. I’ve been working really hard on it,” he emphasised. “I’ve been taking my time. I haven’t put out an album in over three years.”
- Cover Media