Justin Bieber’s Existential Suite

Bieber’s two new hits, “Where Are Ü Now” and “What Do You Mean,” showcase the prodigal pop star’s soberer side. In each, his realization of the fictive nature of relationships is musicalized through slippery piano chords and disembodied voices. But just two songs does not make a true existential suite, so we collaborated with the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder to propose a third stanza for Bieber’s epic poem of love and loss.

Songs Discussed

  • Jack Ü – Where Are Ü Now (ft. Justin Bieber)
  • Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean
  • Justin Bieber – Boyfriend
  • Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk

Want to finish Justin Bieber’s trilogy? Listen to “Why Am I Here?” and download the track on Breakmaster Cylinder’s Soundcloud. Then, record your vocal and send it to submissions@switchedonpop.com. We’re looking at you Justin.