Justin Bieber’s ‘Where Are Ü Now’ was never meant for Skrillex and Diplo, but it won’t be their last collaboration
In an interview with Los Angeles radio station KIIS 102.7, Justin Bieber spoke about everything from Mayweather vs Pacquaio to his future music, from performing Ultra to his current state of mind; “Overall I’m just really happy with the place I’m at, creatively.”
The recently-Roasted Bieber spoke about his new album, which is in is final stages as he’s working with Kanye West, Skrillex, and Rick Rubin. The album should come out “soon,” according to JB, a vague timeline which he prefers not to reference.
On his new album, Justin says the music will be different. “Uplifting music that people are going to dance to.” And while that tidbit of a peek into the new project may indicate some electronic twang, Bieber tells an untold tale of “Where Are Ü Now,” and explains how it was never meant to be the current EDM-pop crossover hit that it’s become, and that it was never meant for Skrillex and Diplo in the first place.
“Something you don’t know… the song was just me and piano. Skrillex just came in and did his stuff. Him and Diplo messed up the beat. It was fun working with those guys, they’re very talented.”
When asked if the Jack Ü tandem would appear on his upcoming album, Bieber said “Possibly. I was just in the studio with Skrillex the other night. Diplo was working, but we’re going to be getting it back in.”