Justin Bieber Unveils ‘What Do You Mean?’ Lyrics To Twitter Fans In DMs

Justin Bieber fans were already in a hyped-up state counting down the last few days until the singer’s comeback single “What Do You Mean?” lands on August 28. Hence, the fever that erupted on Wednesday when Justin Bieber sent a few random Twitter fans the song’s lyrics in their DMs.

The 21-year-old singer direct messaged 49 fans in all. Each received one line of his new track with cover art showing different clock times. Amid the hysteria, Beliebers realized the clock times were designed to help them sequence the lyrics.

Justin helped out with that insight by tweeting the following.

Thousands of fans of all ages and separate locations worked hard to assemble the “What Do You Mean?” lyrics. A selection of the DMs can be seen below.

And so on. The complete DMs trail can be read over at MTV News here.


Earlier Friday, Justin took to Twitter to congratulate fans on piecing the lyrics together, and to direct them to his website, where the “What Do You Mean?” lyrics are now uploaded in a handwritten style (see above).

The page also features an audio of a clock ticking. That may be how the song starts, or a play on the celebrity-packed countdown to the single’s drop.

And it looks like there’s a lyric video coming, based on the tweet JB sent famed pro skater, Ryan Sheckler, who was on hand at the just-shot “WDYM” music video in Los Angeles, to help with stunts in skateboarding scenes.

After Justin announced his “up-tempo,” “summery” new single on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show last month, the host was the first to feature in the starry 30-day countdown. Since then, Mariah Carey, Halsey, Little Mix, Ed Sheeran, Fifth Harmony, Ryan Sheckler, Hilary Duff, Tori Kelly, Usher, Ellen DeGeneres, Will Ferrell, Ashton Kutcher, Alanis Morissette, and many more have appeared in the roll call.

Today, Beliebers, and everyone else, are seven days from hearing Justin’s comeback jam, “What Do You Mean?”, which is all about “girls [who] are often just flip-floppy,” as he told Seacrest.

In short: Team Bieber came up with a creative, fun, and imaginative way to preview lyrics and involve fans in the Biebs’ return to the game.

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