What if you had it all but nobody to call?
Justin Bieber shows the dark side of childhood stardom in the new music video for “Lonely.” The video was released at midnight on Friday. As of Saturday, it’s already racked up over 8 million views.
A 14-year-old Jacob Tremblay, who plays Bieber, dons the signature purple hoodie and side swept bangs of Bieber’s “My World” era. Bieber, who is now 26, was discovered at age 13 by manager Scooter Braun.
In the video, Tremblay is seen by himself in a dressing room before producer Benny Blanco, who collaborated with Bieber and producer Finneas on the track, lets Tremblay know it’s time to get on stage. Tremblay sings the song’s melancholy lyrics to a seemingly empty audience before it’s revealed in the last 10 seconds that the real Bieber has been listening.
“And maybe that’s the price you pay / for the money and the fame at an early age/ And everybody saw me sick/ And it felt like no one gave a s*** / They…