Jacob Tremblay Plays Young Justin Bieber in Emotional 'Lonely' Music Video
By Taylor Fields
October 16, 2020
In "Lonely," Bieber sings about feeling alone, even after acquiring so much fame. He sings, "What if you had it all but nobody to call?/ Maybe then you'd know me/ 'Cause I've had everything/ But no one's listening/ And that's just f***king lonely."
"Lonely" is accompanied by its music video, directed by Jake Schreier and stars actor Jacob Tremblay, who plays a young Justin Bieber. In the visual, Jacob is alone as he waits backstage before a show, and when he finally walks out on stage, Bieber in the present is in the audience looking back on his younger self.
In a message shared on social media, Justin explained of his new song and its visual, "'Lonely' is out now with @itsbennyblanco. When he and @finneas showed me this song to be honest it was hard to listen to considering how tough it was to get through some of these chapters. I went into the studio and sang through it which wasn’t easy but started to really see the importance of telling this story! It made me realize we all feel lonely at times! Being someone in my position I believe it is powerful to express vulnerability and that’s why I believe this song is so powerful! And @jacobtremblay is so talented. It was emotional to see him play me from the outside looking in."
"Lonely" follows Bieber's most recent single "Holy," which features Chance The Rapper, and his most recent album Changes, which he released at the very beginning of the year. The star is set to embark on his rescheduled "Justin Bieber World Tour" next year in June 2021. The trek stops in arenas in cities including New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago and more, and $1 from each ticket purchased will be donated to the Bieber Foundation, which supports mental health wellness.
Justin is also set to perform on Saturday Night Live on Saturday, October 17th while Issa Rae takes on hosting duties.
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