Justin Bieber announces first new single in three years

Justin Bieber delighted fans when he announced that he plans to release his first single in more than three years on Aug. 28. The singer broke the news during an interview on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show. The up-tempo song, titled ‘What Do You Mean,’ will be the first track off Justin’s hotly anticipated fourth studio album.

Justin's first single in three years 'What Do You Mean' will be available on Aug 28. Photo: © Getty Images

The first single is amazing. I worked really hard on it,” shared the 21-year-old, who recently made headlines when he surprised unsuspecting fans with amazing gifts on an episode of Knock Knock: Live. The song, Justin says, examines his confusion when it comes to dating, stating, “Girls say something but they mean something else.”

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The pop star’s third album, Believe, was one of 2012’s biggest hits and sold more than three million copies worldwide. Since then, Justin has had a challenging few years, dealing with a list of legal troubles and bad press. But the blond heartthrob has also been busy in the studio working on his next project (release date to be announced), which he describes as “uplifting, clear, pop-y and cool” - a sound that comes thanks to his work with Skrillex, who produced his current hit, "Where Are U Now." “Skrillex is a genius. He’s super futuristic, so to be able to incorporate that sound with what I’m doing has been super cool. I feel like no one’s done it before.”

Justin revealed to Ryan Seacrest that he can’t wait to take his new album on the road and perform it in front of live audiences. Photo: © Getty Images

Justin’s revealing interview also touched on why it has taken him so long to share new music with the world. “I get in my head a lot,” he admits, “I get depressed because I want it to work so badly. I want people to love it and I want it to inspire people.”

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