Bieber Previews Duet Single With Usher, Tentatively Calls Next Album 'Believe'
Justin Bieber has given a clue on how his Christmas collaboration with Usher will sound like. In his latest webisode for his holiday album "Under the Mistletoe", he takes his Beliebers inside the studio when he and his mentor lay their vocals for the track.
Bieber makes a duet with Usher in a cover of yuletide classic "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)". Soon after his lead single "Mistletoe" occupied No. 1 on iTunes chart, he confirmed to release the revamped tune on October 24 on Ryan Seacrest's radio show.
"Jack Frost nipping at your nose," Bieber croons his part in the video. "And so I'm offering this simple phrase/ To kids from one to ninety-two." His collaborator, meanwhile, sings another part which features lyrics, "Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe."
"Under the Mistletoe" itself is coming out in the U.S. on November 1. He will donate some proceeds of the CD to charities including Pencils of Promise and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. "Universal never actually allowed money from the album to go to charity, so it's kind of a unique thing and I'm very happy and proud of what we've done," he said.
Beside preparing for the charity album, Bieber is also currently working on his next studio installment. According to THR, his manager Scooter Braun says that in a perfect world, "Believe", as Bieber has titled the effort, would be out by summer 2012.
"He's pretty adamant about writing a lot of [the album]," states Braun. "And he played me some stuff that he's been doing on his own. He wrote this amazing song that sounds like a Jodeci record. I'm really excited for him. This kid can sing his ass off. He's coming into his own."
Bieber himself previously revealed to MTV that he's experimenting with new sound. "So it might sound weird at first, but it's going to be like when Justin Timberlake did 'FutureSex/LoveSounds': It was a new sound ... acoustic guitar over hard drums," he gushed.
He added, "I want to find something that's going to suit me and my fans are going to love and older people will like and younger people will like. But I'm always trying to keep my core fanbase, because the young people are what make everything cool. Old people look to young people, so trying to keep everyone happy."
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