Jacob Tremblay Plays Young Justin Bieber In Singer’s “Lonely” Music Video – Justin Bieber has released the music video for his brand new song “Lonely” and it features the talented young actor Jacob Tremblay playing a younger version of the singer!
Jacob Tremblay Plays Young Justin Bieber In Singer’s “Lonely” Music Video:
Justin Bieber has dropped the video for his new collaborative single with producer Benny Blanco, “Lonely.” The pair last teamed up in 2015 for mega-hit “Love Yourself.”
The Jake Schreier-directed clip stars Room actor Jacob Tremblay, who portrays a young Bieber. He’s seen alone looking forlorn in a backstage room. He’s then summoned to head to the stage, but the venue appears to be empty. Over a reflective piano ballad, Bieber sings about perceptions and criticisms he faced as he was carving out a name for himself, and the feelings of isolation experienced when there wasn’t anyone to confide in who could relate.
The accompanying clip finds actor Jacob Tremblay as a My World-era Biebs, complete with the side-swept hair and iconic purple hoodie, giving a peek behind the curtain of overnight childhood fame.
‘Room’ Star Jacob Tremblay Transforms Into A Young Justin Bieber In Emotional New Music Video, “Lonely”:
“What if you had it all, but nobody to call?,” he sings. “Maybe then you’d know me/’Cause I’ve had everything, but no one’s listening/And that’s just fucking lonely/I’m so lonely.” As Tremblay scans the vacant room, he locks eyes on the sole audience member: Justin Bieber.
“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,'” Blanco said of JB’s song. “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.'”
Blanco previously worked with Bieber for 2015 hit “Love Yourself” off Bieber’s album Purpose. Both were Grammy-nominated. “Lonely” follows Bieber’s previously released single “Holy” featuring Chance the Rapper.
Watch the “Lonely” music video below.