April 06, 2015 12:00 PM

The video for his latest single, ‘Want to Want Me,’ just dropped

This track’s got a funky, throwback sound.

I wanted to dive into the ’80s headfirst. A lot of the album is like that vibe—influences from Michael Jackson and Prince.

You and Jordin Sparks split while you were recording. Is it a breakup album?

I don’t dwell on negativity. I was making this album [to be] a breath of fresh air.

How are you enjoying single life?

I’ve gotten a chance to really learn about myself. I’m having a lot of fun. I’m not really looking to settle down right away.

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