Justin Bieber is showing the fans what it was like during the earlier stages of his career in his new song with Benny Blanco titled ‘Lonely.’

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when we first wrote “lonely” the world was a very different place… soon after it took on a whole new meaning i never thought it would… the first time i worked with justin bieber was in 2009… he was so young… so talented… the hair… i mean the FUCKING HAIR!!!! throughout his career we worked a bunch of different times and were fortunate enough to share a lot of success together… we have had our ups and downs… ive seen him at his best… and i have seen him at his worst… and bc his life is so publicized so have many of u… ive had long talks with justin where he questioned whether or not he should even put this song out bc its so personal… ive seen him moved to tears while singing it and not even be able to get thru the song… but thats what i love about justin… thats what we all love about him… he’s real… when he fucks up he apologizes… when he does well he smiles… im so happy this song is coming out bc not only is it personal to justin me and finneas but we all get FUCKING lonely sometimes… and everyone is always trying to play superman and suppress their feelings and be strong all the time but its ok to take ur cape off and use it as a big fucking tissue when u need to… ive been doing it a lot lately… i love u all !!! thank u justin and finneas for making this song possible… im nothing without u guys and am so lucky to make good music with such good friends !!! stay safe guys !!! i love u!!!

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Starring Jacob Tremblay and directed by Jake Schreier, the music video managed to accumulate over 8 million views within the first 48 hours.  Rocking his signature purple hoodie and side swept bangs, Jacob says“It definitely feels really weird to say it, because it just sounds like it shouldn’t be happening but, I am in a Justin Bieber music video, which is something I would have never seen coming.” 



Jacob then explained how he was nervous about starring in Justin’s video, “I’ve always played made-up characters, so I just really wanted to make sure that I had the feelings of the song and how Justin wanted me to feel,” he continued. “I really got to understand — it’s a bit more of a serious song but I’m really excited for people to hear it, so they can see the story. It’s really good.”



Jacob then explained how he landed the role as young Biebs, “We kind of organized that we would call each other some time, but we didn’t really get an exact time, so he ended up calling me when I was in the grocery store… I was like, to my parents, ‘I have to go outside because Justin Bieber’s calling me.’”



To promote both his new song and video, Justin writes, “‘Lonely’ is out now with Benny Blanco.  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 Jacob Tremblay is so talented.  It was emotional to see him play me from the outside looking in.”



Talking about his new collaboration, Benny Blanco shares:

“He was real nervous. He was like, ‘S—. Should I be putting this out into the world?’ Because he’s like, ‘People know me for this thing and it’s like I’ve never been this raw.’  He’s raw on this song. This song brought us so much closer together. And it was just he’s really opening up on this and he’s super vulnerable.  We were just talking about we all play this Superman every day,” he continued. “I’m sure you do for your family, for your friends, and everyone’s counting on you for so many things. You do a lot of stuff for a lot of people and sometimes you get f—ed up. I know for sure it doesn’t matter. You do. I do. We all do. 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. I just want to cry. I just want to be sad.’ There’s this weird stigma and this thing where men are supposed to be this. And it’s like, ‘No, I want to be vulnerable. I want to cry. I want to have a good cry.'”



Check out Justin and Benny’s livestream prior to the release of their music video.




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