Though Justin has yet to announce a release date for his highly anticipated new album, in an interview with On Air with Ryan Seacrest
on Thursday morning, the 21-year-old superstar admits that a lot of his new material is inspired by his ex-girlfriend, Selena.
"I think a lot of my inspiration comes from [Selena]," he tells Seacrest. "It was a long relationship that created heartbreak and created happiness and a lot of different emotions that I wanted to write about. There's a lot of that on this album."
Last month, Selena opened to V magazine
up about her "first love."
"When you're young and you're being told so many different things ... it almost felt like all we had was each other, like the world was against us, in a way," the 22-year-old "I Want You To Know" singer explained about her and Justin’s relationship. "It was really weird but it was incredible. ...I think the next time [I have a boyfriend] will be much different ... That's a growing up kind of thing. I was 18 years old, and it was my first love."
Similarly, Justin has since moved on. "'I'm single right now," he tells Seacrest, "and I do enjoy it."
Right now, his focus is on his music. He reveals that he's collaborating with Kanye West, who he previously worked with on a remix of his song "Runaway Love" in 2010.
"I've been in the studio with him for the past month or so," he shares. "He just pushes you. He definitely wants it to be my way and my direction and he doesn’t want to steal what I want. That's why artists like to go to him, because he pulls something out of you that other people don't."