Get a taste of Justin Bieber's new album (and single 'Yummy') in YouTube docuseries trailer
Justin Bieber is returning to the place where his career began. No, not Canada: YouTube.
YouTube released the trailer for Justin Bieber: Seasons, an original 10-part docuseries exploring the making of Bieber’s upcoming fifth album, on Tuesday. (It’s a fitting platform for such a project; Bieber’s rise to stardom famously began when longtime manager Scooter Braun discovered his singing videos on the site in 2007.) In between teasing the series’ intimate approach with footage of Bieber in the studio and with wife Hailey Baldwin, the trailer offers a brief taste of the new album, the singer’s first since 2015’s Purpose. This includes a snippet of the forthcoming single “Yummy,” set to drop on Friday.
The trailer also teases the series’ other main focus: Bieber’s personal struggles over the last four years, which led him to announce a break from music in March to address “deep-rooted issues.” Bieber has opened up recently about his battle with depression and other mental health issues, which, as the trailer notes, caused him to cancel the remainder of his Purpose tour in 2017.
“He’s taken a very long break, and in that time, he’s found his wife, he’s grown a lot,” Braun says in the trailer. “And he’s ready to express himself through music again.”
“There’s a lot of pressure that I think people don’t see,” Baldwin adds, just before audio of Bieber illustrates this point: “I can never remake this album. It’s gotta be perfect.”
Justin Bieber: Seasons premieres on YouTube Jan. 27 at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT. You can watch the full trailer above.