Justin Bieber Drops Tropical House-Inspired Single "What Do You Mean?"
Justin Bieber released his hugely hyped foray into Tropical house "What Do You Mean?" and its accompanying video yesterday, and despite widely circulated rumors, Skrillex did not have a hand in its production. The song features tropical pan flutes a la Kygo, a steady house beat, and all around chilled out vibes to accompany the Canadian vocalist's poppy singing. Bieber had previously recruited a huge list of celebritiy friends to help promote the song on social media.
"What Do You Mean?" is the first taste of Bieber's upcoming album which will be released in November, and the singer will perform it at the MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday before kicking off a weeklong residency on "The Today Show." Bieber commented on the new album in a new interview with Rolling Stone.
"I'm working a lot with Skrillex and Diplo and this guy named Poo Bear, who's an incredible writer. We've just been getting our groove. You kind of go through a period where you're in there and nothing comes and nothing comes, and then, finally, it's like bang-bang-bang – you get them all in a row. I'm at a place where I'm really happy and I'm ready to share my music."
Check out the lyric video for "What Do You Mean?" below...