By Jessica Norton
Way before Justin Bieber hit the studio with Skrillex and Diplo to work on the electric-tribal dance hit "Where Are Ü Now," he recorded a song of the same name, but with a totally different vibe, back in 2009.
Hardcore Beliebers know of the super personal song, titled "Where Are You Now," which lies deep in the Justin Bieber archives. It was released as a bonus track on copies of his sophomore album "My World 2.0," sold exclusively at Wal-Mart.
"Where are you now/ Now that I'm half-grown/ Why are we far apart?/ I feel all alone," 15-year-old Justin sings.
He talked about the meaning behind the deep, emotional track to the New York Times in 2010 and revealed, "That song is about my dad and having him not always being there. But my dad and I now have a great relationship. And I’m fine that stuff like that is coming out. I want to sing about things that are going on in my life, and a lot of people will be able to relate to it."
Flash forward to 2015 and his songwriting and musical focus remains the same. "I'm telling my story through this album," Justin told MTV News about what to expect from his highly anticipated, upcoming release. "I'm kind of saying what I haven't said over the past three years because I haven't really used my voice, so I want to use it in my music."
Justin's resurgence, including his killer performance at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards and recent promo for single "What Do You Mean," has restored faith in his career and reminds us all that yes, the boy can SANG and perform hella good. I mean, the clip above of baby Biebs belting on the piano -- too great.