9:19 PM PDT 10/15/2020
Rania Aniftos, Billboard
In the video, Tremblay, seen in Bieber’s infamous side hair and iconic purple hoodie, gives a peek behind the curtain of overnight childhood fame.
This is “Lonely” at the top. That is the message Justin Bieber shares in his touching new collaboration with Benny Blanco, which collapsed at midnight on Friday (October 16).
The accompanying clip finds actor Jacob Tremblay as a My world-period Biebs, complete with side-swept hair and iconic purple hoodie, giving a peek behind the curtain of overnight childhood fame.
“She̵7;s really nervous. She’s like, ‘S —. Should I take it out to the world?’ Because he was like, ‘People know me for this thing and I don’t seem to be so raw,’ “Blanco said of JB’s song. “He is raw in this song. This song brings us closer together. And he really opens it and he is very weak.
“We’re just talking that we all play Superman every day,” he continues. “I’m sure you do for your family, for your friends, and it all depends on you for so many things. You do so many things for so many people and sometimes you get formed. I know for sure that it does not matter Do it. I do. We all do. And why do you have to be this superhero? Why can’t you be like one of your kids in a second and be like, ‘I don’t want to do it. I just want to cry I just want to be sad. ‘Here is the weird stigma and this thing where men should be. And it seems,’ No, I want to be weak. I want to cry. I want to cry well. ‘ “
Blanco previously worked with Bieber for the 2015 hit “Love Yourself” on Bieber’s album Purpose. Both Grammy nominees. “Lonely” follows Bieber’s previously released single “Holy” featuring Chance the Rapper.
Watch the “Lonely” music video below.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.