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Skrillex inspired by Justin Bieber's new-found 'honesty'

Skrillex says Justin Bieber's "honesty" was one of the main factors in his decision to collaborate with the singer.

The dubstep man worked on the Canadian's recently released new record 'Purpose' as a producer and writer.

The album sees the 21-year-old show new-found maturity after a couple of years of personal troubles.

Speaking to NME, Skrillex said it was this acceptance of the past that encouraged him to work with Bieber.

He said: "If you hear something that inspires you musically, you just want to be a part of it.

“I heard some well-written songs that were really good that they wanted me to do production on and from there, we wrote some new songs.

"It was an opportunity to try some stuff that I had never done before and we ended up making something really unique.

"His album is so honest to who he is right now.

“He’s still a pop star making pop music, but at the same time, all the stuff I worked on with him had a sense of honesty about it. I’m not saying he wasn’t honest before, but when you listen to his lyrics, you can tell he is becoming an adult."

'Purpose' meanwhile reached No.1 in countries such as the US and Australia.

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Watch Skrillex perform with Bieber below:


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