In the video, Trembla sees himself in the dressing room before producer Benny Blanco, who collaborated with Bieber and producer Finneas on the track, lets Trembla know it’s time to go on stage. Tremblay sings the melancholy lyrics of a seemingly empty audience before it turns out in the last 10 seconds that the real Bieber is listening.
“And maybe that’s the price you pay / for money and fame at an early age / And everyone saw me sick / And no one seemed to give like *** / They criticized what I was doing as an idiot child.” , Sings Bieber.
The lyrics and videos have a much gloomier tone than the music video for rapper DJ Khaled and “Popstar” Drake, which was released last month. In this video, Bieber walks around a house party in a mansion, and his lips synchronize texts about debauchery, alcohol consumption and the decline of fame. But in “Lonely” Bieber does not radiate fame – instead, the song paints a much more realistic picture of what it means to be world-famous as a teenager.
“I was 18, I didn’t have real-world skills, I had millions of dollars, and I had access to everything I wanted,” Bieber wrote. “It’s a very scary concept for anyone.”
Shortly after the release of “Lonely”, Bieber wrote on his Twitter about his experience of creating a song.
“Lonely” is the second single from Bieber’s recently released album “Changes”.