First loves die hard.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez's intense, on-again/off-again relationship has clearly affected both the "Baby" singer and the former Disney star deeply, and now, Beliebers are set to hear a whole lot more about Justin's feelings in his new music.
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."
However, he shoots down rumors that his new album will have a response track to Selena's "The Heart Wants What It Wants," a song clearly inspired by her frequently rocky relationship with Justin.
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."
Is that why Taylor Swift is also collaborating with the controversial rapper? Last month, Kanye confirmed that a collaboration between him and the "Style" singer is currently in the works, despite him infamously interrupting her at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Watch below: