He is lonely at the top – and childish stardom makes him even more vulnerable.
So sings Justin Bieber, 26, in the movie “Lonely”, his new music video about the collaboration with producer Benny Blanco, 32, was released on Friday at midnight. To date, the clip has gained more than 2.3 million views on YouTube.
The melancholy track, which contains Bieber’s vocals with minimal piano accompaniment, played 14-year-old Jacob Trembla as a young Bieber struggling with both success and isolation.
The clip begins with a shot of Tremblay in solitude and peering into his reflection in a huge dressing room before he is called and slowly makes his way to the stage. “I̵7;m so lonely,” Tremblay and Bieber say as the camera slides out to show one person sitting behind it. The clip ends with a photo of an adult Bieber with a stone face, which looks further.
“And everyone saw me sick, and it seemed that no one gave how – – t, they criticized what I did as an idiot child,” – said in one particularly unprotected poem before going to funeral. “What if you had everything but didn’t call anyone? Maybe then you would know me. Because I’ve heard everything, but no one is listening, and it’s just … – King is lonely. “
“If you feel lonely or know someone who is struggling, you can find resources and more at ActiveMinds.org/Lonely,” the video said.
On Twitter, Bieber called Trembla “so talented” and said it was an emotional experience to “see him play me from the outside, peeking in.” And yet, admits the Canadian superstar, it is difficult to watch the video. “Honestly, it’s hard for me to listen to the song, considering how hard it was to go through some of these sections. I think it’s a powerful expression of vulnerability, and that’s why I think this song is so powerful, “Bieber wrote on Twitter.
This month, the singer is busy working, refusing to work with Crocs and jumping into bed with his wife Hailey Baldwin for the cover of Vogue Italia.