July 1st, 2011
02:31 PM ET
Looks like Justin Bieber's next album will have all the right stuff—the teen idol's tunes will be inspired by '80s boy bands like New Kids on the Block.
Music producer Jim Jonsin, who is working with the singer on his upcoming album, tells MTV the songs will have an old-school flavor.
"For Bieber, I think I want to reach back to New Edition, those days," he says, adding that he also hopes to emulate another Beantown band. "I want to try to do something like that — 'Please Don't Go Girl,' New Kids on the Block — because the girls would go crazy."
But Jonsin makes it clear that Bieber won't be covering the NKOTB track, which appeared on the group's 1988 album "Hangin' Tough."
"Maybe not that song," he says, "but something that feels like that: little bit of soul, R&B, but pop as well."
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