Alright everybody, looks like tropical house isn’t cool anymore. Justin Bieber has uploaded a 12-second clip from his follow-up to his and Jack Ü’s collaboration “Where Are Ü Now,” and artists like Kygo, Klingande and Thomas Jack must be rolling their eyes at his co-opting of their signature style.
Opening with an upbeat acoustic guitar sample that almost sounds like a Jack Johnson riff, the sample of “What Do You Mean” transitions from verse to chorus incorporating the flute-like synth characteristic of trop house into its arrangement. It sounds stylistically close enough to his Jack Ü track to signify that the pop singer’s foray into EDM may be more than a passing phase, but at the same time, it’s hard to see it as anything more than a disingenuous marketing ploy.
Nonetheless, any interested parties will be glad to know that Justin Bieber‘s “What Do You Mean” is slated for release in 25 days.
Take a listen to the track below and let us know what you think in the comments section.