We all know that the year 2015 was all about reinvention for the most popular Canadian singer, Justin Bieber. He beautifully expressed and announced a re-invention by his 2015 album, Purpose. It was a different time for Bieber. His massive global fan base also kind of re-invented. We all saw a new Bieber, rather a very evolved one. What do you mean? is a perfect song created in that pure phase of Justin’s revival. It was released on August 31, 2015, and now stands with over 2.1 billion views on YouTube.
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The Song Review
It was bound to be a commercial hit. Right after its release, it became a mainstream song on a global level. It took the No. 1 spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The song broke some new grounds as well. It made history. It took the honor of becoming the 23rd song to start at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 57 years. That was amazing. Moreover, the song took the No. 1 spot on the US Billboard Digital Hot 100 chart. In addition to that, the song topped the UK Singles Chart.
We all saw a Mature Bieber!
Yes! This mature side of Bieber came after some very troubling times. The past year was rough for Justin overall. He had an arrest and a grinding phase of public humiliation. However, the hardest element was his problematic love life and relationships.
Do you know that to whom Justin is referring? Guys, it is none other than our very own Selena Gomez. We all know that challenging this relationship was for both stars.
With this track and other songs on his album, he tried his best to fix his tarnished reputation.
The song is a “Spiritual Centerpiece”!
The song and Justin gathered positive critical acclaim with this song.
It will be apt to say that critics welcomed and approved the mature Justin Bieber. Billboard wrote about the song, “Positioned as Bieber’s comeback bid.” Critics at Complex referred to the song as a “Spiritual Centerpiece.” Truly, it is one, and it is over the top.
Praising the grip on the song, critics at Vanity Fair shared their comments. They wrote, “Bieber sounds more relaxed and confident than perhaps over before on the track.” We agree with Vanity Fair. However, we will call it self-confidence, and we can sense that in Justin’s voice and the song’s vibe.
The Digital Spy gave one of the best reviews. They wrote, “The perfect pop track as well as a skewed love song for millennials.” That is so on point.
In the video, a hooded Bieber walks at a man on a traffic sign. That man is played by the actor John Leguizamo. Bieber is seen him some cash, with a conversation. After that, Justin arrives at a hotel room where his love interest is waiting for him. They make out.
However, the video takes a dramatic turn. Both Justin and that girl are kidnapped by a group of masked men. They take the two to an abandoned building and set it on fire. Luckily, they both escape. The video concludes with Bieber standing in the dark.
Music & Lyrics
In the lyrical light, the song is about mixed signals by a female in a relationship. It is like Justin wants to know what the girl wants, and he seeks romantic clarity.
The music is jaw-dropping. There is a super chill vibe in the song. The music has strong elements of tropical synths, piano chords, and flute instrumentation. This ideally complements Justin’s breathy vocals. It is melodiously uplifting yet very hypnotic.