Justin Bieber can't face listening to ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez's album

Justin Bieber can’t bring himself to listen to the new album by former girlfriend Selena Gomez.
Justin Bieber can’t bring himself to listen to the new album by former girlfriend Selena Gomez.REUTERS, AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - Justin Bieber, not generally known for his reticence, says he can't bring himself to listen to the new album by former girlfriend Selena Gomez.

Gomez last month topped the charts with Revival, whose lead single Good For You boasts of looking so temptingly beautiful that it will "make you never want to leave".

Bieber, 21, who split with the fellow former teen star last year, told Billboard magazine that he has not listened to Revival because "I know I had a lot of play in that one."

"I don't know what she's saying about me," he said in an interview published on Thursday.

Bieber added that it was too early for him to enter another serious relationship.

"When you love someone that much, even if something comes between you, it's a love that never really dies," he told Billboard.

Bieber next week releases Purpose, his first album after a three-year gap in which he has become better known for his personal travails than his music.