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.