“Where are U now” is a song about the pursuit of the heart and finding shelter in someone’s arms again.

Justin Bieber wrote “Where Are U Now” in the studio one night and recorded the track as a piano ballad which was produced by Karl Rubin and Jordan Ware. Later he decided to send it to Skrillex and Diplo, also known as Jack Ü, to be reworked as an EDM track. Obviously, the song was a huge success and was added to their album, titled Skrillex and Diplo Present.

Who Does Justine Need the Most?

“Where are U now” resembles a Bieber song that’s emotionally connected to Selena Gomez. If it is about Selena, Bieber expresses how important she is to him and how much he needs her comfort and companionship but, finds none when he needs it the most.

Justin states that he showed Selena how the music business functions, how famous people hang with famous people as success breeds success. Yet she is in denial that he gave her the key when the door of opportunity was closed. As we all remember July 19, 2013, when the star dance album was released and debuted No 9 on the Hot 100.

Justine expresses how much he cares for her and would give her everything no matter the sacrifice just to make her feel comfortable.

I gave you the shirt off my back whatchu sayin’
To keep you warm
I showed you the game everybody else was playin’, that’s for sure

The chorus is a very emotional proclamation of a big loss that he felt when he could no longer feel the comfort that he needs from her the most.

Jack U Performs “Where Are U Now” Live with Justin Bieber

Jack U performed the song with Bieber for the first time at the 2015 Ultra Music Festival which Bieber later performed again during one of Ariana Grande’s shows on The Honeymoon Tour.

Jack U at Ultra Music Festival
Jack U at Ultra Music Festival via YouTube

Debuted at No. 97 on the Hot 100 on the diagram dated Mar. 21, 2015. The song’s whole life cycle has been having a slow growth compared to Bieber’s last album Beauty and the beat which debuted at number 2. “Where Are U Now” burned through 17 weeks working its way toward the Top 10, crushing onto more mid-year playlists until June 29, 2015, when the video arrived and helped the song achieve another crest in its eighteenth edge.