Bieber Blanco Collaboration
As its name implies, the new song “Lonely” from Justin Bieber is the pensive Bieber. It’s mood is similar the title song from his last album Changes. For this song he teams with producer/writer Benny Blanco, who he last worked with on his 2015 hit “Love Yourself.” Since then Blanco has collaborated with an array of artists ranging from Ed Sheeran to Rihanna to Keith Urban to Kanye West.
Bieber Taps Canadian Actor Jacob Tremblay
The “Lonely” video has Tremblay playing a young Bieber as forecasted when Bieber tagged the Room actor on Twitter: “#Lonely with @itsbennyblanco Friday (sic)”. The tweet shows Jacob Tremblay seen portraying a young Bieber. Bieber later confirmed fan speculation the two were teaming up.
“Room” actor Tremblay added fuel to the tweet fire by posting the same picture as Justin. Benny retweeted it.
One of the World’s Best-Selling Artists
Justin Bieber is one of the world’s best-selling artists with sales passing 150 million records and a myriad of awards to go with the sales.
Song Follows “Holy” Release with Chance the Rapper
“Lonely” follows “Holy”, a Justin and Chance the Rapper gospel-tinged collaboration that was released earlier this year. “Holy” was the first song from the star after his fifth studio album, Changes, released in February. The song debuted at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Changes became the seventh US chart topper for the artist. The album marks Bieber at age 25 as the youngest solo artist to achieve seven number-one albums on US charts.
Beiber’s ‘Changes Tour’ happens in 2021 if the pandemic allows.