WATCH | Justin Bieber opens up about the reality of being a child star in Lonely music video

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  • Justin Bieber has dropped his new track Lonely along with a music video.
  • The song speaks openly about the challenges the singer faced as a child in the public eye.
  • Actor Jacob Tremblay portrays Justin in the video, donning the singer's iconic white jacket and purple hoodie.

Just weeks after releasing his track Holy with Chance The Rapper, Justin Bieber has dropped a video for a brand-new song.

The singer released Lonely on Friday, a track created alongside producer Benny Blanco.

In the music video for the song, Justin flashes back to his younger self. 

Actor Jacob Tremblay portrays Justin at the beginning of his career, donning the singer's iconic white jacket and purple hoodie.

"Everybody knows my past now/Like my house was always made of glass/And maybe that's the price you pay for the money and fame at an early age," Justin sings.

The singer also touches on being diagnosed with Lyme disease and the backlash he received from the public while he was sick. "Everybody saw me sick/And it felt like no one gave a shit/They criticised the things I did as an idiot kid," he says.

Fans flooded the comments section of the video, many sharing their love for the star and the candid song. 

Opening up about making the song, Justin said it was challenging to listen to. 

"When he [Benny Blanco] and @finneas showed me this song to be honest it was hard to listen to considering how tough it was to get through some of these chapters. I went into the studio and sang through it which wasn't easy but started to really see the importance of telling this story! It made me realize we all feel lonely at times! Being someone in my position I believe it is powerful to express vulnerability and that's why I believe this song is so powerful!" he wrote on Instagram.

The singer added that seeing Jacob Tremblay portray him was "emotional".  

Watch the video below:

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