Oh bloody fookin’ hell here’s CHVRCHES covering Justin Bieber’s ‘What Do You Mean?’


Ok, we have a confession to make. Last month at our final pool party of the season at the Verb Hotel, we quietly (and rather nervously) tucked in Justin Bieber’s recent single “What Do You Mean?” into our VanyaRadio playlist, in there somewhere with the Weeknd and the usual alt-pop jams we bump each day.

People seemed to be feeling it. Or it was so new — it dropped the night before, we think — that no one noticed it. But we’re breathing a bit easier today (ha!) because it seems we’re not alone in vibing out to the new Biebs. Scottish electro-pop trio CHVRCHES, who are about to play Boston Calling Music Festival this weekend, just covered the single for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge series, and naturally, it’s fucking awesome.

“Oh my God, I’m actually a Justin Bieber fan,” admits CHVRCHES’ Martin Doherty before diving into the cover. “How did this happen?”


We feel you, bro.

Meanwhile, CHVRCHES’ sophomore LP Every Open Eye is out Friday. We’re still blown away by the record’s recent single, “Clearest Blue”.