This is the title track of the twelfth studio album by rock band Bon Jovi. Jon Bon Jovi explained during a London press conference on January 23, 2013 that the record documents a "moment in time – a post-first-term Obama, where America was and is." He added: "That moment in time almost forced the record to come out, because otherwise the time would pass and the subject matter becomes dated."
Jon Bon Jovi told USA Today that he wrote songs for What About Now with the plight of common people in mind. "[It has] a strong social overview,' he explained. "We were heading into the end of [President Barack] Obama's first term, and America was in recovery but still teetering. Europe was teetering, too; austerity plans were or weren't going to take effect. So it's sort of a snapshot of that period, though I hope it will also be timeless."
The What About Now album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. It was Bon Jovi's fifth chart-topper.