“What Do You Mean?” is a song recorded by Canadian singer Justin Bieber for his fourth studio album Purpose (2015). The song was released on August 28, 2015.
The song is a pop and tropical house song, with its instrumentation consisting in light flourishes of panpipes, looped vocal samples, piano chords, fervent synths, bass and “slick beat” elements with the sound of a clock ticking, while Bieber uses a smooth, soulful vocal.
Lyrically, “What Do You Mean?” talks about not being able to figure out the opposite sex with Bieber asking a girl why her body language is conflicting with her words.
The song was Bieber’s first number-one single. It topped the charts in several countries, including Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Norway.