Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean?

8/30/2015 Tunes For Loons 0 Comments



How I discovered this song was through my 7:30am Soul Cycle class on Saturday. Yes, this is pitiful and embarrassing. You may even be saying, "Tunes 4 Loons, that is expensive exercise class for dumb bitches who use phrases such as "i can't even" and "follow ur bliss" What the fuck are you doing there?!" Well, I know this may be shocking to some of you, but I am a dumb bitch. And while I want to harm Soul Cycle instructors as much as jaded hipsters for their Scientology-like cheerleader tactics, they make exercise feel like a fucking nightclub. So I'm not apologizing for going. AND the music is amazing. It's how I became acquainted with this song.
Back to this song, it's probably the best Bieber song to date. To quote the Itunes view in it's entirety: "More cool "Where Are You Now" vibes from Justin."**** Although I felt pretty WTF about the casual brevity of that, it is accurate. There are Kygo leprechaun vibes happening in the instrumental, and his voice sounds great. Props to whoever came up with that album artwork. Cheeky mugshot parody definitely the way to go here.

Lastly, the lyrics are also kind of amazing. Maybe I have been watching too many Amy Schumer sketches on gender politics, but I cannot help but think of literally every girl when I hear this song. Exhibit A: "When you don't want me to move / But you tell me to go / What do you mean / Don't know if you're happy / Or complaining" It's like Bieber is channeling the confusion of every man in universe over their GF's behavior. I may be complaining about your ugly cargo shorts, but that doesn't mean I'm mad bro. Or like, if I'm telling you that I want you to stay and watch Netflix, that actually means I'm enraged that you didn't invite me to your sister's birthday party. WHY DON'T YOU KNOW THIS. Or maybe Selena Gomez is just a psycho.


***I actually spit out my coffee when I saw that. Itunes, are you becoming Buzzfeed? I hope to see some GIF reviews in the coming months. Perhaps you could tell us how we should feel about JLo's new single through Grumpy Cat memes?