Chance the Rapper Says Justin Bieber’s Next Album Reminds Him of When Michael Jackson Made ‘Off the Wall’
Frequent collaborators Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper linked up once again earlier this month for the release of the new single "Holy," accompanied by an already-viewed-by-millions short film of the same name.
In a quarantine-friendly Livestream promoting the new track earlier this month, Bieber and Chance noted they were both in the process of making new albums, though Chance was adamant about putting the conversational attention on Bieber's new music. As fans will note, Bieber is not even a year removed from the Valentine's Day 2020 release of his fifth album, the "Intentions"-featuring Changes.
"I feel like we should talk about how fire your album is," Chance told Bieber about five minutes into the discussion, as seen in the video at the top of this page. "[Remember] when we went to Chicago and we were all freaking out?"
Bieber responded by noting that the Chicago-set freaking out was true "so fun," adding that this new album includes "really some of the best music" he's ever made, a self-assessment which prompted Bieber to ask Chance if he agreed.
"I would say, I'm gonna, this is no cap at all and I said this to you in Chicago, it's some of the best music I've ever heard, period," Chance said. "It reminds me of when Michael Jackson made Off the Wall. Everybody that's listening…I promise you it is literally groundbreaking music. Stuff that's, like, it's just hard to explain and I don't want to give away, like, the genres and all that stuff. But you went crazy and I already told you that. But, like, I'm just excited that everybody's gonna get to hear that."