Is Justin Bieber dropping new music?
The 25-year-old singer seemed to suggest this was the case by posting a cryptic message with a series of dates via Instagram on Friday.
"December 24, December 31, January 3 ... #2020," he wrote on the social network.
This wasn't the first time the artist had shared this kind of hint. Earlier this month, the "Sorry" star wrote "2020" via Instagram Stories. Back in October, he also pledged to "release an album before Christmas" if his Instagram post, which has since been deleted, generated at least 20 million likes.
"Share it, like it, post in your story, I gotta see the demand ;)," he wrote at the time. "Love you guys pumped for it! I'm almost done but your support will make me move faster."
Earlier this month, an insider told E! News "the album is pretty much done and it will be out soon."
"They are putting on the finishing touches and aiming for early 2020," the source said. "Justin is very excited to share new music and to get out on the road again. It's been a long time coming and he's feeling very ready."
So, what can fans expect from the new music? For a quick explanation, read on below.
What will the songs cover? The aforementioned insider told E! News "some of the songs are about [Justin's] ups and downs and recent struggles with depression."
"There were a lot of dark times and the breakdown he went through," the source said. "He touches on his mental health struggles and how he got through it. He talks about how Hailey [Bieber] helped him through that time."
Are there any more references to Hailey in the music? According to the source, Justin "also writes a lot about their love and the power of their love being different than anything else he's experienced."
What will it sound like? "It's a familiar sound that the fans will love," the source continued. "He's doing what he does best and everyone is really looking forward to getting it out there for the world to enjoy." In October, Justin also shared a post that read "R&Bieber," which could provide a clue.
How long has it been since he released new music? Quite a while. Justin's last studio album, Purpose, was dropped in 2015. Over the years, he's released a few collaborations, including "I Don't Care" With Ed Sheeran and "10,000 Hours" with Dan + Shay. Of course, there was also the 2017 hit "Despacito" with Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee.