“Where Are You Now” by Justin Bieber
“Where Are You Now” by Justin Bieber is based on the absence of someone significant at a time when they are needed most. Throughout the song, Justin emphasizes his need for this person who is nowhere to be found.
You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Justin Bieber's Where Are You Now at Lyrics.org.
Considering the lyrics of the song, it is most likely not about a lover, since Justin was very young when he sang this. It is highly possible that he was singing about his father who was not around to take care of him as a child. As you would find in the song, the singer asks him to take his hand and teach him right from wrong. This is something that parents are expected to do for their children.
It’s a known fact that Justin’s father, Jeremy Bieber left him and his mom when he (Justin) was only 13 months old. This is probably why the singer questions where he is even now that he’s half grown. He expresses how urgently he needs his father to be there in his adolescence when he needs him most.
In all, he feels very hurt and heart broken by the abandonment. Despite this, he still longs for affection and love from this same person.
Justin Bieber on the meaning of “Where Are You Now”
In an interview with the New York Times in 2010, Justin revealed that the song was about his dad not being around. He noted however, that they now have a great relationship.
Quick Facts about “Where Are You Now”
- This song is the 12th track on Justin Bieber’s first studio album, My World 2.0, which was released in 2010.
- Justin Bieber wrote “Where Are You Now” in its entirety when he was just 15 years old.
- In 2015, Jack Ü transformed this song into a super successful EDM anthem titled “Where Are Ü Now”, featuring Justin Bieber. This version eventually won them a Grammy Award in 2016.
Was “Where Are You Now” released as a single?
No. Bieber’s My World 2.0 produced only the following 5 singles:
- “Never Let You Go”
- “U Smile”
- “Somebody to Love”
- “Eenie Meenie”