Justin Bieber has spent most of this decade going from massive teenpop stardom to public-pariah status, mostly by acting like an absolute asshole at every available opportunity. But thus far in 2015, he seems to be focused more on making really good music than on anything else. This is something new for him! Earlier this year, Bieber teamed up with Jack Ü, the team of Diplo and Skrillex, on the very good, very weird single “Where Are Ü Now,” which went onto become a massive summer hit. And his new single “What Do You Mean” very much follows the path that song set. The song was produced by Mason “MdL” Levy, and co-written by Levy, Bieber, and long-time collaborator Pooh Bear. Instead, it’s a lithe and twinkling dance-pop song, and it’s got an absolutely graceful and wide-open R&B vocal from Bieber. It’s honestly just a straight-up great song, no qualifiers necessary. Check it out below.
“What Do You Mean” is out now at iTunes.