Justin Bieber (literally) may have spoken too soon about the arrival of his new album.
On Sunday night (April 21), the "Boyfriend" singer surprised concertgoers at Coachella 2019 when Ariana Grande welcomed him to the stage during her headlining set. For his first main stage performance in two years, Bieber sang his 2015 hit single "Sorry" and finished his presentation with promises that his fifth LP is "coming soon," inciting massive cheers from the crowd.
However, TMZ has learned via sources with inside info on the situation that the pop star's new project is about a year away from being finished. Apparently, the 25-year-old "got caught up in the moment" when he made the announcement over the weekend, knowing it would stir up anticipation from the audience.
If this is true, then yeah, it's too late to say sorry for getting our hopes up, Justin!
Per the celebrity gossip site, the "Cold Water" artist "has recorded a few songs already," but is still working on "creating a new sound" for his long-awaited follow-up to 2015's Purpose. The source also indicates Bieber is feeling "very centered" and is "excited" about being back in the lab, which sounds like a promising start considering he previously announced his break from making new music last month.
"Music is very important to me but Nothing comes before my family and my health," he wrote on Instagram at the time, but not without vowing to return with a "kick a** album." While Bieber has yet to release any new solo material of his own, he did appear in the star-studded music video for Lil Dicky's new track "Earth" last week.
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