Justin Bieber’s team is enlisting some of the music industry’s biggest stars for his next album. And according to Taio Cruz, working on tracks for the pop star’s next album comes with quite a bit of pressure.
“Yes, I am [writing for Justin],” the “Dynamite” singer confirmed to MTV News at Z100’s Jingle Ball on Friday. “I was just recently asked to work for Justin Bieber, so that should be good.
“Yeah, he is a big deal,” Cruz added. “I don’t want to disappoint his fans — they can be angry little 12-year-olds. He’s fun. He’s young, so we’ll keep it in the right arena; just fun, young pop music.”
So how did the collaboration between Cruz and Bieber come to be? Cruz explained, “Sometimes the label or someone or management will ask me to write something specifically and they’ll give me a few topics, a few things to focus on, and then we come up with ideas.”
Not much is known about Bieber’s next album, but Justin did share with MTV News in September that it would “probably [come out] fourth quarter next year.” “Drake is gonna be on that album; I’m not sure [who else]. I’m gonna ask him if he can get [Lil] Wayne on there,” Bieber revealed.
Aside from writing for Bieber, Cruz said that in 2011 he hopes to have a few more radio hits of his own after an impressive 2010.
“I would say next year, just more good songs. Hopefully the fans, and new fans, enjoy the music as much as they are currently,” he said. “I’ve been working with so many amazing people — David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia — and producing more stuff myself, as well. I’ve got some really, really good songs in the bag.”