Pop’s newly reformed bad boy Justin Bieber has just dropped the highly anticipated followup to his 2012 album Believe. JB’s fourth studio effort – dubbed Purpose – is a 19-track compilation of (dare we say) über infectious pop ballads and features guest appearances from a sizable roster of fellow chart-topping artists such as Travi$ Scott, Big Sean, Nas, Ariana Grande, Skrillex, Diplo and Ed Sheeran.

““It’s hard to make meaningful songs that make you want to dance because it can come off cheesy. In the past I’ve recorded songs that I didn’t like, that I wouldn’t listen to, that the label was telling me to record. I’m self-expressing with this album — 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.””

Justin Bieber to 'Billboard'

Unsurprisingly, Beliebers have stormed the Twittersphere to voice their approval of the Canadian singer’s latest LP:

While we’re currently on our third listen, you can stream Purpose in full via Spotify below. Also, while you session, read about how JB transformed from purple hoodie-wearing mall kid to swagged-out streetwear maestro in The Evolution of Justin Bieber’s Style.

Words by Nico Amarca
Fashion Editor, North America
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