Tuesday, April 23, 2024

On “Purpose”: “Where are U Now?” Belongs to Skrillex and Diplo, Not Justin Bieber


By now Justin Bieber fans have realized something: they can’t buy “Where Are U Now?” from Bieber as a single on iTunes. The rest of “Purpose” can be divvied and purchased as singles or as part of the album. “Where Are U Now” is album-only.

However, it can be singled out from producers Skrillex and Diplo. It’s available as a single from them through their album “Skrillex and Diplo Preseny Jack U.”

Whyzat, you ask? “Where Are U Now?” was a fluke. The producers took a simple ditty from Bieber and turned it into what became the template for the rest of “Purpose.” Even Bieber doesn’t sound sure in interviews how it happened. He sent it in, they created it, and boom– it was a hit. Now all of Bieber’s album is based on the Skrillex and Diplo format. They must be thrilled.

Here’s another Skrillex – Diplo cut featuring a real singer, Kiesza:

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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