Trailing the release and leak of his fifth studio album, Purpose, Justin Bieber detailed what it was like working with rapper Kanye West and how the outspoken artist's advice helped him recreate his career. Furthermore, the 21-year-old pop star compared his catchy album track "Sorry" to the likes of legendary music, The Beatles' staple hit "Let it Be."
"Out of anyone in the industry who is creative, he really gets me," Bieber explained of the "All Day" rapper in a cover story with NME. "His advice is always just, 'Make music that's so good people can't hate on it.'"
"I didn't wanna bore him or waste his time. So I was like, 'Can I play you these songs?' and he was like, 'I wanna hear everything.' To hear him say that, it just showed that he cared," the "I'll Show You" singer noted.
The Canadian artist divulged that he put his head together with Kanye West and Beastie Boys collaborator Rick Rubin on Purpose, who the pop star explained wasn't "really the producer, but kinda like one." He further admitted that Rubin brought in a band that played music he wasn't really into, so he told him he loved him, said no thank you and sent him on his way.
Bieber's "Sorry" had the potential to skyrocket to the No. 1 spot but it was pitted against Adele's stronger comeback smash hit "Hello." However, the Purpose track topped streaming records he previously set with "What Do You Mean?"
The "Boyfriend" singer went into detail concerning the track's formation, lending endless praise to his collaborator and friend, Skirllex, and his "unorthodox" approach to crafting music. Most likely to the discomfort and outrage of many, Bieber continued to compare the track's simplicity and minimalism to The Beatles' 1970 cut, "Let It Be."
"Its like The Beatles 'Let it Be', its like its simply melodies but its so effective and I think music right now is missing simple and effective," Bieber explains in the video above.