Justin Bieber says he wants to help people ‘heal’ (Picture: Getty Images)
Justin Bieber has announced his new album, Justice, with the star pledging to help people ‘feel less alone’ amid the ‘suffering, injustice and pain’ in the world.
The Sorry hitmaker revealed the album cover art and release date for what will be his sixth studio album, and penned a message about his hopes for the record.
‘JUSTICE the album March 19th,’ he wrote. ‘In a time when there’s so much wrong with this broken planet we all crave healing and justice for humanity.
‘In creating this album my goal is to make music that will provide comfort, to make songs that people can relate to and connect to so they feel less alone. Suffering, injustice and pain can leave people feeling helpless.
‘Music is a great way of reminding each other that we aren’t alone. Music can be a way to relate to one another and connect with one another.
‘I know that I cannot simply solve injustice by making music but I do know that if we all do our part by using our gifts to serve this planet and each other that we are that much closer to being united.
‘This is me doing a small part. My part. I want to continue the conversation of what justice looks like so we can continue to heal.’
The record includes his hit singles Holy, featuring Chance The Rapper, Lonely, featuring Benny Blanco and Anyone.
JB’s last album, Changes, shot straight to number one on the Billboard charts after its release last year.
Justice will be Justin’s sixth studio album (Picture: Getty Images for Universal Music)
It was also nominated at the 2020 Grammys for best pop vocal album, although Justin issued a statement, insisting it should have been included in the R&B category instead.
He acknowleged that he was ‘grateful’ and ‘flattered’ over the nomination, but added: ‘With that being said I set out to make an R&B album. Changes was and is an R&B album.
‘It is not being acknowledged as an R&B album which is very strange to me. I grew up admiring R&B music and wished to make a project that would embody that sound.
‘For this not to be put into that category feels weird considering from the chords to the melodies to the vocal style all the way down to the hip hop drums that were chosen it is undeniably, unmistakably an R&B album!’
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