This week, Bieber completed his My World concert tour after almost 150 shows worldwide and is now returning to Atlanta to begin recording is new album due later this year.
And his fans are looking for any clue about what he has in store. Bieber tweeted that he has been working hard writing new material and is growing anxious to get it out to his fans.
We know very little except that he wants a more mature sound, and we know he has been working with some of the top song writers in the industry including Sean Garrett who says,
“What we’re trying to do with Justin is to transition him into young adulthood. The one great thing about Justin Bieber is the fact that his fans are going to grow with him. So we want all the fans that started out with him to still be intrigued and excited about him, but we want to also stretch out a little bit and make the fans that are 22-23 years old love Justin as well, like when Justin Timberlake went from the last album of *N Sync to his first solo album. I want to say we're aiming for that level. That’s the bar for the type of song, that level of ‘Cry Me a River,’ big records.”
Bieber’s career is at an inflection point. He has outgrown the bubble gum “Baby” young teen genre, and may not be mature enough yet to pull off a full blown Justin Timberlake musical exploration – but we may have already heard a taste of what he is planning.
We hear that Justin and Dan Kanter have been using JB’s acoustic set during his live concerts to try out several new songs to gauge the crowd’s reaction and interest.
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Justin just released a new audio cover single by Ernie Halter called “Come Home to Me”, and was seen playing the tune live with Kanter during his show in Hong Kong.
When InfoStar first heard it we were somewhat blown away and didn’t even think it was Bieber singing. But as we listened it became clear that this was a much more mature Bieber then we have heard before - and we were impressed.
It was magnificent, and if this is any indication of what we can expect from his new album this fall then we have to say it will be a success.
Listen to Justin Bieber cover “Come Home to Me”
Watch Justin perform “Come Home to Me” Live with Dan Kanter
After watching all the twitter posts between Bieber and his tour management crew this year it is clear they are ALL ready to give the road a break and get back home.
There have been some definite highlights during the tour and we have listed a few below:
Liverpool Police Struggle to control Crowds
Bieber goes shirtless playing soccer in Spain
Is JB the next Pele? Spain thinks so… Video
Justin Bieber lashes out at Paparazzi in Israel
JB flash mob hits Malaysia - Video
Justin injures back wakeboarding in Bali
Justin Bieber egged during concert – Video
Scooter Braun guilty in Mall mob scene
Jeremy Bieber – Meet Justin’s divorced dad - Bio
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