From the sound of it, Justin Bieber‘s upcoming record is going to have some really emotional tracks. During his private album playback event in Los Angeles on Thursday, January 23, the 25-year-old broke down in tears when he discussed what this collection of songs means to him.
The “Yummy” singer faced the crowd and looked back on the intense depression he suffered after having “grown up in the industry.” According to Variety, Justin broke down in tears and admitted, “I don’t even think I should be alive never mind thrive.”
He went on to thank all the people close to him, including his longtime manager Scooter Braun, for sticking by his side for all these years.
“You walked with me through a lot of s**t,” Justin said.
Then, the singer reflected on how God has helped him during his dark times and revealed that his this creation is a “reflection” of how he overcame his past struggles.
“There’s power in weakness,” he said. “[This record is] a reflection of that…thank you for loving me at my worst. I love you with all my heart…and I’m so proud of us.”
This pre-album release party came just a few days before Justin’s documentary is set to premiere on YouTube, on Monday, January 27. For those who don’t know, the ten-episode docuseries called Justin Bieber: Seasons will give viewers an inside look at the entire recording process for his upcoming fifth studio album.
The series’ description reads, Justin “is pulling back the curtain and giving fans an intimate look into the past few years of his life. From the joys of marriage to the struggles through difficult seasons, Justin opens up to reveal his biggest challenges as he gets back into the studio to record his first album since 2015.”
Although there’s no release date for Justin’s new record just yet, sources have said that he’s planning to drop the album in March 2020. Insiders have said that it’s expected to be titled Forever, which matches a tattoo the singer got on his neck in December 2019.
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