Justin Bieber's album is inspired by Selena Gomez.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber

The 'Baby' hitmaker - who split from his on/off girlfriend for good late last year - has revealed he is using their relationship as inspiration for his latest album.

He said: "A lot of my inspiration comes from her. It was a long relationship and a relationship that created heartbreak and created happiness and a lot of different emotions that I wanted to write about, so there's a lot of that on this album."

The 21-year-old star - whose previous studio albums have all reached number one on the US' Billboard chart - is working hard on creating music that documents his journey over the past few years rather than writing the tracks he knows people want him to make.

Speaking on 'On Air with Ryan Seacrest', he said: "There is a lot of stuff that I've been going through over the last few years.

"I just really want to bleed it on this record. I want people to know that I'm not playing around. I'm not doing a record that is cookie cutter or doing something that I think people want to hear ...

"I've been pretty silent about what I've been going through and just growing up in this life is hard, so I want to translate that."