Justin Bieber may have fumbled a bit on his comeback between walking off a live radio interview and walking off-stage after some fans upset him, but he’s pressing on, promoting his new album, which will drop on November 14. He’s saying that he’s changed after all the drama and legal problems he’s had in the past two years.
Justin explained his new attitude.
I want to veer away from the self-centered attitude. I’m just focused on the people who have been there since the start, on people who are taking the journey now. I want them to feel like we’re doing this together.”
That sounds like an admirable attitude to take :).
Justin admitted that he’s nervous about his new album.
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.”
Yes, by “ex-girlfriend” he’s referring to Selena Gomez. The two split for good in 2014. Justin was honorable when talking about his ex.
I’m proud of the woman she is today. When you love someone that much, even if something comes between you, it’s a love that never really dies.”
He admitted he hasn’t listened to her new album he knows he “had a lot of play in that one. I don’t know what she’s saying about me.”
At the ripe old age of 21, Justin said he doesn’t recommend people follow his early entrance into the entertainment industry.
I wouldn’t suggest being a child star. It’s the toughest thing in the world. I want people to be more kind to young celebrities. Like Kylie. Look at her world: She has been living on TV since she was a kid. Every time she’s looking around she sees a camera, and that’s affecting how she’s thinking and how she’s perceiving people and why she has to do certain things … Situations that happen taint your mind, especially in this industry. Especially for girls.”
I agree with the girls part, and I can see where all the scrutiny would be tough, but saying it’s the toughest thing in the world? When you have child labor workers in sweat shops? Well, Justin’s 21: he still has to work on his perspective a bit ;). He said he’s still trying to learn how to manage fame.
It might seem awesome from the outside, but I’m struggling. Certain things broke my trust with people. Situations happen that taint your mind. I started going through the motions. I felt like people were judging me all the time. I came out alive. I came out swinging. But I was close to letting [fame] completely destroy me.”
Justin seems to genuinely be trying to learn how to manage the mega-success he’s experienced. At least he’s aware that it’s something he needs to work on: that’s a huge step forward! It’ll be interesting to see how his new album does. He’s going head-to-head with One Direction. We’ll see if his hijinks over the past couple of years has hurt him or not.
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