Justin Bieber's inspiration is another Justin

Oct 20, 2011 at 1:34 p.m. ET

Justin Bieber's Under the Mistletoe album is set to debut on Nov. 1, but already we're talking about what the young phenomenon has in the works after that -- and who it's inspired by!

While throngs of fans are gleefully suffering from Justin Bieber fever, there's another Justin the young heartthrob wants to emulate: Justin Timberlake.

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Justin Bieber's album Under the Mistletoe, due out Nov. 1, may be the talk of the town, but the 17-year-old's focus has already moved onto his next project. His goal? An album for early next year that sounds like nothing we've heard from him before.

Watch Justin Bieber's "Mistletoe" video here! >>

"I'm trying to create a new sound that people aren't really used to hearing, so it might sound weird at first, but it's going to be like when Justin Timberlake did FutureSex/LoveSounds: It was a new sound ... acoustic guitar over hard drums," Just Bieber explained to MTV News recently.

The singer, whose albums thus far include My World 2.0 and Under the Mistletoe, continued, "I want to find something that's going to suit me and my fans are going to love and older people will like and younger people will like. But I'm always trying to keep my core fanbase, because the young people are what make everything cool. Old people look to young people, so trying to keep everyone happy."

Of his hectic schedule the teen phenomenon explains, "What's happening is: get off this tour, and then my [holiday] album's coming out, so I have to go back out and promote that album ... and then after that ... it's almost time for my next album, so then everything starts over again. We've already started [working on it], but we're going to be going in every day and working with new people and trying to find the best sound, because I'm going to be recording different styles, different things until I find a solid 15 songs that I love. ... I'm going to be recording as many songs as I possibly can."

Watch Justin Bieber talk "Mistletoe" & Justin Timberlake with MTV News:

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