With assist from Jacob Tremblay, Justin Bieber shared a glimpse about how fame, fortune, and success might be fairly ‘Lonely.’ Jacob performed a younger Bieber, full with the enduring white jacket and purple hoodie.

There is just one individual on this planet who is aware of what it’s prefer to be Justin Bieber, and that’s…Justin Bieber. However, after watching the music video for “Lonely,” Biebs’ new collaboration with Benny Blanco, the world might need a greater understanding of Justin’s journey. In the visible, 14-year-old actor Jacob Tremblay takes on the function of Justin in his teen idol days, full with the JB drip: white pants, white denim jacket, purple hoodie, brown Bieber swoop.

Regardless of the enjoyable wink to Justin’s early days as a pop star, the video and tune itself was something however lighthearted. The visuals begin off with Jacob (performing because the younger Justin) trying within the mirror of a dressing room earlier than solemnly strolling onto the stage of an unlimited however empty live performance corridor. The digital camera ultimately pans out to the real-life, now grownup Bieber sitting within the viewers with a tragic expression on his face.

The feelings on-screen had been actual, as a result of Justin admitted the the tune “is difficult for [him] to take heed to” given “how powerful it was to get via a few of these chapters,” which he wrote on Twitter following the tune and music video’s launch. He additionally raved over Jacob’s efficiency, calling the younger actor “so proficient” and writing that “it was emotional to see him play me from the surface trying in.” That is no shock, provided that Jacob gained the Critics’ Selection Award for Greatest Young Performer for his critically-acclaimed function within the Room in 2016.

Justin Bieber sporting the unique white denim and purple hoodie outfit whereas performing in Vancouver, Canada on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010. (AP)

“What if you happen to had all of it however no one to name? /  Possibly then you definitely’d know me / ‘Trigger I’ve had every little thing / However nobody’s listening /And that’s simply fucking lonely,” Justin sings within the pre-chorus, successfully making each Belieber cry. “Lonely” comes lower than a month after “Holy,” Justin’s new music since dropping Adjustments in February (excluding “Caught With U,” his collab with Ariana Grande that gave Justin, 26, his sixth US number-one single). Justin beforehand labored with Benny, 32, on “Love Your self,” a tune written by Benny, Ed Sheeran, and Justin and launched on Biebs’ 2015 album, Function.

Justin Bieber pops up on the very finish of his “Lonely” music video. (Courtesy of Youtube)

Justin introduced “Lonely” on Oct. 12 with an Instagram put up that, had you not regarded twice, might have been a photograph taken from Bieber’s personal life. In the paintings, Jacob sits alone in a backstage space. The Room actor is dressed identical to Justin, circa 2010, sporting the identical outfit pictured above that was the “Child” singer’s signature. It was a stark reminder that 26-year-old Justin has been within the public highlight for over a decade.

“You get lonely, , once you’re on the street,” a then 19-year-old Justin mentioned to NME in 2015.  “Folks see the glam and the superb stuff, however they don’t know the opposite facet. This life can rip you aside. I watched the Amy Winehouse documentary [Amy] on the aircraft and I had tears in my eyes as a result of I might see what the media was doing to her, how they had been treating her. Folks thought it was humorous to poke her when she was at all-time low, to maintain pushing her down till she had no extra of herself. And that’s what they had been making an attempt to do to me.”

Justin Bieber arrives at “The Late Present” on March 23, 2010 (AP)

Two years later, Justin touched upon the struggles of fame in an interview with Billboard. “It may appear superior from the surface, however I’m struggling,” he mentioned in 2017. “Sure issues broke my belief with individuals. Conditions occur that taint your thoughts. I began going via the motions. I felt like individuals had been judging me on a regular basis. I got here out alive. I got here out swinging. However I used to be near letting [fame] fully destroy me.”

“You see I’ve some huge cash, garments, automobiles, accolades, achievements, awards, and I used to be nonetheless unfilled,” Justin mentioned in a 2019 Instagram put up, one the place shared the influence of rising up as probably the most well-known individuals on the planet. “As my expertise progressed, and I grew to become ultra-successful, it occurred inside a strand of two years. My complete world was flipped on its head. I went from a 13-year-old boy from a small city to being praised left and proper by the world with hundreds of thousands saying how a lot they liked me and the way nice I used to be…you hear issues sufficient as a younger boy and also you really star believing it…I used to be 18 with no abilities in the actual world, with hundreds of thousands of {dollars} and entry to no matter I needed…by 20, I made each dangerous choice you could possibly have considered, and went from probably the most and adored individuals on this planet to probably the most ridiculed, judged and hated individual on this planet!”

“I grew to become resentful,” he continued, “disrespectful to ladies, and indignant. I grew to become distant to everybody who liked me, and I used to be hiding behind a shell of an individual that I had turn into….It’s taken me years to bounce again from all of those horrible selections, repair damaged relationships, and alter relationship habits.”