First, Justin Bieber asked: “Where Are ü Now?” Now, Biebs is asking: “What Do You Mean?”
After seeing celebrity after celebrity (everyone from Kevin Hart to Britney Spears) post photos and videos of themselves counting down to the release of Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?”, the Biebs has finally released his new single produced by Skrillex. Biebs and Skrillex have previously worked together on Jack U’s track “Where Are ü Now?” (this summer’s banger based solely off of its constant airtime).
The song is EDM-inspired with a tropical house beat while Bieber croons: “What do you mean?/ When you nod your head yes/ But you wanna say no/ What do you mean?”
It pains me a bit to say that I actually really like the song and can even (am I really about to say this?) relate to it. In the song, Biebs is confused because a girl is being flip-floppy and says one thing but means another. So basically, he’s like “What the hell do you want?” — a question I have definitely wanted to scream in peoples’ faces who seem to be hot and cold, in and out. Although I understand the song completely now, I didn’t feel right about the lyrics when I first skimmed through the track. Initially, it felt like a “no means yes” controversy, and to be honest, it didn’t really surprise me at the time because, well, Justin Bieber (enough said).
The Biebs is officially back (not sure how to feel about this).