Justin Bieber hasn't released new songs for over two years, but he's definitely back now. The music video for Skrillex and Diplo's "Where Are Ü Now" with Justin Bieber dropped on Monday, and it points toward a new, more mature and creative direction for the pop star and his music. Though dubstep royalty Skrillex and Diplo are technically the main artists of the track, and only feature the Biebz, it's clear who really dominates "Where Are Ü Now."
The music video features Bieber's face and body covered in a constantly updating swirl of graffiti, paint splatters, and doodles drawn by fans. It might not be the most original idea (Gotye's 2011 smash, "Somebody That I Used To Know," employed a similar body paint concept), but it's still the most ambitious and captivating music video Bieber has put out to date. Apparently, this deeper, more artistic Bieber comes from a real emotional place. As Skrillex and Diplo wrote in a statement, "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." Aw, thanks guys.