9:19 PM PDT 10/15/2020
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In the video, Tremblay, seen with Bieber’s infamous hair and the iconic purple hoodie, peeks behind the curtain of nocturnal childhood fame.
It’s “Lonely” at the top. This message is shared by Justin Bieber in his sharp new collaboration with Benny Blanco, which fell at midnight on Friday (October 16).
The accompanying clip finds actor Jacob Trembla in the role My world-Bibs era, complete with hairstyles on the sides and an iconic purple hoodie, which allow you to look behind the curtain of night childhood glory.
“He was very nervous. He said, ̵6;S —. Should I teach this to the world? “Because he says, ‘People know me about this thing, and it’s like I’ve never been so raw,'” Blanco said of JB’s song. This song brought us so close. And it’s just that he actually opens up to it and is extremely vulnerable.
“We just talked about playing this Superman every day,” he continued. “I’m sure what you do for your family, for your friends, and everyone counts on you for so many things. You do a lot of things for a lot of people, and sometimes you get nervous. I know I’m sure it doesn’t matter. You have. To me. We all are. And why do you have to be this superhero? Why can’t you be like one of your kids for a second and be like, “I don’t want to do this. I just want to cry. I just want to be sad. “There’s this weird stigma and this thing where men have to be this. And it’s like,” No, I want to be vulnerable. I want to cry. I want to cry well. “
Blanco previously worked with Bieber on the 2015 hit “Love Yourself” from Bieber’s album Appointment. Both were nominated for Grammys. “Lonely” follows Bieber’s previously released single “Holy” featuring Chance the Rapper.
Watch the music video for “Lonely” below.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.