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Justin Bieber shares downside of fame in new song

Raye Sanchez

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“Lonely” is about his struggles of being in the limelight at such a young age.

Child stars are often subjected to the spotlight for their talent shining through at an early age. Despite their early attainment of success in life, we sometimes see them spiral out of control on the road to becoming adults.

While everyone goes through growing pains, their journey seems more difficult as they are viewed under a microscope, their every move scrutinized.

Fame isn’t all about the glitz and glamour, as Justin Bieber’s new single talks about.

The Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter had released “Lonely” which is about his struggles of being in the limelight at such a young age. The single is accompanied by a music video where the young Bieber is played by Jacob Tremblay. The music video also features Benny Blanco.

The first scene pans in on young Bieber — in classic “My World” era white jacket and pants, and signature purple hoodie and shoes — blankly staring at himself in a dressing room. It goes on to young Bieber being called on stage by Blanco and young Bieber mindlessly playing with a hockey puck and stick before walking out onto a stage.

You’d think it’ll be full of people considering how every show of his was always sold out but in the music video, he gawks at an empty music hall. Cut to the scene where the present-day Bieber is watching his younger self take the stage.

“Lonely” is raw and emotional, following the life of a young artist who was consumed by fame and his defining moments were the mistakes and bad ways caught on cam, consumed by paparazzi and the ruthless Internet while his good deeds went unnoticed.

“They criticized the things I did as an idiot kid,” part of the lyrics goes.

As of this writing, the music video has garnered 1.6 million views five hours after its release.

Watch the music video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQOO2xGQ1Pc and stream the song here: open.spotify.com/track/7HWetAoWK9qkFM575HONAY?si=53kgeZfuT_CeCby16Tzn6g.

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