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Not to be confused with Where Are You Now?.

Where Are Ü Now” is a song by Skrillex & Diplo which features vocals from Justin Bieber. The song was released on February 27, 2015 on digital music stores as well as on SoundCloud.

Interestingly, Justin has his own song called “Where Are You Now” which was featured on his debut studio album, My World 2.0 back in 2010 as a bonus on editions sold at Walmart and in Australia. This is NOT remix of that track, but an entirely new song with different lyrics and music. Diplo and Skrillex have created an uptempo beat that features Justin singing softly, essentially combining EDM with a breakup ballad.

Background[]

Click here to read the backstory of “The Most”.

During the New York Fashion Week, Scooter Braun decided to send “The Most” to Diplo, so he and Skrillex, also known as Jack Ü, could rework it into the track featured on both albums.[2] On November 14, 2014 the news was out about the Jack Ü collaboration as a Dash DJ had heard the song.[3][4]

Release[]

Poo Bear played the original on an online radio a few months after the release of “Where Are Ü Now”. The track was put on Purpose as a special bonus track on the Japanese, Walmart and super deluxe edition.

Audio[]


Lyrics[]

[Intro: Justin Bieber]
I need you (The), I need you
I need you (The), I need you
I need Ü Ü Ü Ü Ü Ü
I need you (The), I need you
I need you (The), I need you
I need Ü Ü Ü Ü Ü Ü Ü Ü Ü Ü
I need you the most

[Verse 1: Justin Bieber]
I gave you the key when the door wasn't open, just admit it
See, I gave you faith, turned your doubt into hoping, can't deny it
Now I'm all alone and my joys turned to moping
Tell me, where are you now that I need you?
Where are you now? (Where are you now?)

[Pre-Chorus: Justin Bieber]
Where are you now that I need ya?
Couldn't find you anywhere
When you broke down I didn't leave ya (Leave ya)
I was by your side
So where are you now that I need ya?
Where are you now that I need ya?

[Chorus: Justin Bieber]
Where are you now that I need ya? (Yeah-oh)
Where are you now that I need ya?
Where are you now that I need ya? (Yeah)

[Verse 2: Justin Bieber]
I gave you attention when nobody else was paying, hmm
I gave you the shirt off my back, what you saying?
To keep you warm (Keep you warm)
I showed you the game everybody else was playing, that's for sure (That's for sure)
And I was on my knees when nobody else was praying, oh Lord

[Pre-Chorus: Justin Bieber]
Where are you now that I need ya? (Ya-a-a-a-a-a-a)
Where are you now that I need ya?
I need you (The), I need you
I need you (The), I need you
I need Ü Ü Ü Ü Ü Ü
Where are you now that I need ya?
I need you (The), I need you
I need Ü Ü Ü Ü Ü Ü
I need you the most

[Chorus: Justin Bieber]
Where are you now that I need ya? (Yeah-oh)
Where are you now that I need ya?
Where are you now that I need ya? (Yeah)

[Outro: Justin Bieber]
I need you the most
I need you the most
I need you the most


Music video[]

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Where Are Ü Now
General information
Shot
Released June 29, 2015
Director(s) Brewer
Length 4:11
Cinematography by
Editor(s) Brewer
Producer(s) Nathan Scherrer
Choreographer
Location

From May 29 to May 31, 2015, there was an event held at the Jack Ü headquarters for fans to customize the photo-shoots for the "Where Are Ü Now" music video with crayons and colored pastels. Two teasers for the video were released on June 26, 2015,[5] with Samsung+ debuting the video on June 27, 2015, and YouTube and Vevo on June 29, 2015.[6] According to the duo in a post on YouTube, "We are being overwhelmed, in a good way, by the success of 'Where Are Ü Now' with Justin Bieber, so with the video we wanted to just take it back to the beginning of the record and essentially create an ode to our fans. Doing what we do, it's entirely all about the fans. We walk a fine line by being 'famous' and in the public eye but we are only here because of you, the fans. Justin wrote this record during a tough time in his life and it comes to us that sometimes, as artists, we are also just objects and we have to take that as much as we have to use that to create. We all do this for you, respect that you put us here and it's Ü that made the video."[7]

The video begins with a white Jack Ü logo on a black background. The video then switches to Justin Bieber standing and swaying in front of a white background and it rapidly shows random art while Bieber is doing this.

The music video received four nominations at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, winning the Best Visual Effects category.

Gallery[]

Awards and nominations[]

List of awards and nominations of Where Are U Now.

Where Are U Now was the second Justin song that was nominated and the first to won a Grammy Award.

YEAR AWARD NOMINATED RESULT
2015 American Music Awards Collaboration of the Year Won
Latin American Music Awards Canción Dance Favorita Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Collaboration Won
MTV Video Music Awards Best Art Direction Nominated
Best Editing Nominated
Best Special Effects Won
Song of the Summer Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: Break-up Song Nominated
Choice Music: Male Artist Nominated
Choice Music: Collaboration Nominated
Telehit Awards Video del Año Nominated
2016 Billboard Music Awards Top Dance/Electronic Song Nominated
Grammy Awards Best Dance Recordings Won
iHeart Radio Music Awards Dance Song of the Year Won
Best Collaboration Nominated
Internationale Dance Music Awards Best Dubstep/Drum & Bass Track Won
Best Commercial/Pop Dance Track Nominated
Best Featured Vocalist Performance

- Title Vocalist/Artist

Nominated
Best Music Video Nominated
MTV Millennial Awards Collaboration of the Year Nominated
Myx Music Awards Favorite International Video Nominated
Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards Favorite Collaboration Nominated

Performances[]

Year-End lists[]

Critic / Publication List Rank
Billboard Billboard's 25 Best Songs of 2015 5
Complex The Best Songs of 2015 4
Fact The 50 Best Tracks of 2015 1
MTV Best Songs of 2015
12
The New York Times The Best Songs of 2015 (by Jon Pareles) 1
NME NME's Tracks Of The Year 2015 13
Pitchfork The 100 Best Tracks of 2015 38
Rolling Stone 50 Best Songs of 2015 10
Spin The 101 Best Songs of 2015 14
The Village Voice Pazz & Jop 13

References[]

  1. Kennedy, Lori (January 13, 2016). "Mix Regional Sessions: Los Angeles". Mixonline. 
  2. Dickson, Kevin (December 22, 2014). "Skrillex and Diplo interview: ‘Right now we want to get people dancing’". Time Out New York. 
  3. Couric, Katie (November 14, 2014). "Skrillex: The making of a superstar". YouTube. 
  4. "Skrillex: The making of a superstar". Yahoo News. June 22, 2015. 
  5. Cox, Lauren (June 26, 2015). "Justin Bieber Dances In Psychedelic Teaser For 'Where Are U Now' Video — Watch". Hollywood Life. 
  6. Lee, Christina (June 28, 2015). "Justin Bieber Gets Painted On In Jack Ü's "Where Are Ü Now" Video: Watch". Idolator. 
  7. Goodman, Jessica (June 29, 2015). "Justin Bieber is a trippy, pleasant surprise in the 'Where Are Ü Now' music video". Entertainment Weekly. 
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