CHVRCHES Cover Justin Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean’ on BBC Radio 1


Justin Bieber’s single ‘What Do You Mean‘ immediately rose to the top of the charts when it was released on August 28th. The song represented a shift in style for Bieber that everyone seems to love, including indie-electronic group CHVRCHES. During their appearance in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, the trio surprised with a live dance-y remix of ‘What Do You Mean’ that gives the tune a completely different feel, while not compromising the integrity of the original.

The whole tune takes a complete 180 under the control of CHVRCHES, opting for simplistic upbeat keyboard chords in replace of the tropical flute of the original. The most obvious difference is the vocals; Lauren Mayberry delivers the lyrics with an energy not found in Bieber’s version, creating a truly transformative remix. So far this is the first remix/cover of ‘What Do You Mean’ that we have come across, and the bar is now set very high for others who may plan on remixing it as well. You can watch the video of the cover below, and let us know, could this version possibly be better than the original?